Accession Number : ADA180818

Title :   A Theoretical Study of Calibration Procedures for Coherent and Non-Conherent Polarimetric Radars,

Corporate Author : ROYAL SIGNALS AND RADAR ESTABLISHMENT MALVERN (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Wood,M. A.

Report Date : JUN 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : A theoretical study has been made of calibration methods for both coherent and non-coherent polarimetric radars. Coherent systems are described in terms of measurement of the scattering matrix and non-coherent in terms of the Mueller Matrix. The similarity with the calibration of vector reflectometers is emphasized and exploited. Calibration is achieved by measuring the receiver voltages corresponding to scattering of the transmitted states by an odd bounce reflector and appropriately orientated thin wire gratings. (Great Britain)

Descriptors :   *COHERENT RADAR, *POLARIMETRY, CALIBRATION, COHERENCE, GREAT BRITAIN, INCOHERENCE, METHODOLOGY, RADAR, RECEIVERS, REFLECTOMETERS, SCATTERING, VECTOR ANALYSIS, VOLTAGE, ELECTROMAGNETIC SCATTERING, TARGET CLASSIFICATION

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE