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Polarization degradation in a rain-filled medium
Author(s): Michael A. Northrop; Ali Khenchaf; Eric Pottier; Joseph Saillard
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Paper Abstract

Addressed is the transformation of the polarization state of an electromagnetic wave as it propagates through a rain field. A random medium formulation reflecting the well known anisotropicities of a rain fall is used. Presented are solutions for the mean polarization state and its variance, along with a preliminary example for linear and circular incidence.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 February 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1748, Radar Polarimetry, (12 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.140628
Show Author Affiliations
Michael A. Northrop, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Ali Khenchaf, IRESTE/Univ. of Nantes (France)
Eric Pottier, IRESTE/Univ. of Nantes (France)
Joseph Saillard, IRESTE/Univ. of Nantes (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1748:
Radar Polarimetry
Harold Mott; Wolfgang-Martin Boerner, Editor(s)

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