Accession Number : ADA134500

Title :   Backscattering from Inhomogeneous Media with Irregular Boundaries.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 16 Aug 80-15 Aug 83,

Corporate Author : KANSAS UNIV/CENTER FOR RESEARCH INC LAWRENCE REMOTE SENSING LAB

Personal Author(s) : Fung,A K

PDF Url : ADA134500

Report Date : Oct 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : This is a study of the backscattering characteristics of an inhomogeneous medium with irregular boundaries. As such rough boundary surface scattering effects and their modeling are of basic importance to this problem. Also, of equal importance is the interaction between surface and volume scattering. The objective in studying the above problem is to arrive at practically useful scattering models for earth terrains which could provide information for the design of experiments, for the discrimination problem between target and terrain background, for studying the sensitivity of radar backscatter to terrain parameters, for extrapolating and interpolating existing data, and for relating observations to their physical causes. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Radar reflections, Backscattering, Terrain models, Surface roughness, Target discrimination, Volume, Interactions, Scattering

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE