Accession Number : ADA304009

Title :   Statistical Behavior of Polarimetric Radar Response of Terrain with Emphasis on the Millimeter-Wave Region.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Jun 92-30 Dec 95,

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR RADIATION LAB

Personal Author(s) : Sarabandi, Kamal ; Ulaby, Fawwaz T.

PDF Url : ADA304009

Report Date : 30 DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 239

Abstract : This final report provides a summary of the results we realized over the past three years in the field of polarimetric radar scattering from terrain. The contributions include: (a) The development of techniques for accurate calibration and measurement of the polarimetric scattering response of distributed targets, (b) The development of detection algorithms using polarimetric data, (c) The development of theoretical models for characterizing scattering by and propagation through dense random media, and (d) The development of semi-empirical models for millimeter-wave scattering from bare-soil surfaces and snow-covered terrain. (MM)

Descriptors :   *ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE PROPAGATION, *RADAR COUNTERMEASURES, *TERRAIN ANALYSIS RADAR, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, ALGORITHMS, NATO, PARTICLE SIZE, SCATTERING, SURFACE ROUGHNESS, MILLIMETER WAVES, POLARIMETRY, DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES, SOILS, SNOW, RADAR CROSS SECTIONS, RADAR CLUTTER, ANGLE OF INCIDENCE, OBSCURATION, BISTATIC RADAR, SPECULAR REFLECTION, BORN APPROXIMATIONS.

Subject Categories : Radar Countermeasures
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE