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SAR image simulation from composite sea-ship scene based on a weighted multipath model
Author(s): Min Zhang; Ye Zhao; Ding Nie
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Paper Abstract

A weighted multi-path model for the composite electromagnetic (EM) scattering and SAR image application of sea surface with a ship target is presented according to the distribution characteristics of specular reflection facets on a deterministic rough sea surface. This model reasonably includes the influence of non-negligible roughness of sea surface in the coupling scattering calculation, which could avoid the error caused by planar approximation in the traditional four-path model. Numerical simulation results show that the entire simulator could provide a preliminary prediction on the radar cross sections (RCS) for the composite scene with electrically large size. In addition, the total scattering contribution contains both the amplitude and phase information of the scattering facets on the composite ship-sea surface, which can be effectively applied in the scattering characteristics identification of ship target on the sea surface and SAR image simulation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 October 2016
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9999, Remote Sensing of the Ocean, Sea Ice, Coastal Waters, and Large Water Regions 2016, 999906 (19 October 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2241331
Show Author Affiliations
Min Zhang, Xidian Univ. (China)
Ye Zhao, Xidian Univ. (China)
Ding Nie, Xidian Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9999:
Remote Sensing of the Ocean, Sea Ice, Coastal Waters, and Large Water Regions 2016
Charles R. Bostater Jr.; Stelios P. Mertikas; Xavier Neyt; Caroline Nichol; Oscar Aldred, Editor(s)

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