Accession Number:

ADA256981

Title:

Polarimetric Measurements of Natural Surfaces at 95 GHz

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST MICROWAVE REMOTE SENSING LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-08-17

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

A high power 95 GHz radar system, developed at the University of Massachusetts, was used to make polarimetric measurements of natural surfaces. Over the two year period of this grant the following items were accomplished 1 The 95 GHz radar was configured into a unique system capable of simultaneously making coherent and incoherent Mueller matrix measurements. 2 The equivalence of the coherent and noncoherent measurement technique was demonstrated. 3 The polarimetric properties of various foliage targets were characterized. These included the weeping willow, the sugar maple, and the white pine tree species. 4 The polarimetric properties of various snowcover types were characterized. 5 Mueller matrix models for wet and dry snow were developed.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE