Accession Number:

ADA275589

Title:

Polarimetric Technology Handbook

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

TACTICAL WEAPONS GUIDANCE AND CONTROL INFORMATION ANALYSIS CENTER CHICAGO IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

447.0

Abstract:

This handbook is an attempt to bring together both polarization theory and hardware design for polarimetric radar systems that will be helpful to the polarimetric scientist or engineer. Dr. James W. Battles was editor of the handbook and merged the input of fifteen contributing authors into eleven chapters. The theme of each chapter is as follows Chapter 1 provides a short, historical discussion of the study of electromagnetic polarization effects. Chapter 2 develops the fundamental theory of polarized signals. Chapter 3 addresses the design of a polarimetric radar. Chapter 4 explores the polarimetric detection and identification algorithms. Chapter 5 develops the polarization scattering matrix equations for modeling a target with scatterers at any location with respect to the target centroid. Chapter 6 uses N-port theory to prove results that are frequently stated without proof in the literature. Chapter 7 presents techniques for calibrating a Synthetic Aperture Radar SAR antenna. Chapter 8 discusses techniques for designing and developing polarization selective reflectors. Chapter 9 reviews the available data on atmospheric effects on polarization and points out the need for more research on obtaining volumetric polarimetric clutter data. Radar, Synthetic aperture radar, Polarization, Depolarization, Polarimetry, Scattering, Backscattering, Clutter, Reflection, Atmospheric effects, Meteorology, Models, Mathematical models, Algorithms.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE