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Radar and optical polarimetry: a comparative study
Author(s): John C. Hubbert; V. Chandrasekar; Viswanathan N. Bringi
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Paper Abstract

The fields of radar and optical polarimetry are compared. Both fields have defined scattering matrices that describe the coherent scattering of monochromatic electric fields. This paper compares the mathematics of the two disciplines by redeveloping Kennaugh's optimum polarization theory in the context of optical polarimetry. In addition, a novel definition of 'eigenpolarization' is given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 February 1993
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 1748, Radar Polarimetry, (12 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.140631
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John C. Hubbert, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
V. Chandrasekar, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
Viswanathan N. Bringi, Colorado State Univ. (United States)

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

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