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Reverse radiation in microwave radiometer
Author(s): Jing Li; JingShang Jiang; Maotang Li
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Paper Abstract

Microwave radiometer is a kind of passive microwave remote sensor. Generally microwave radiometer is considered passively receiving radiation from the object and no energy radiate from the antenna to the outside. In the practical system, the components of radiometer really have thermal noise and radiate energy in the reverse direction. In another case, the reverse radiation comes for the mismatch of the components between the antenna to the receiver system. The energy radiates to the outside through antenna, and reflected back by the objects and received by antenna again. The value of reverse radiative temperature is related to the noise of the receiver and components of the receiver front-end. The reverse radiative temperature in the system will affect the accuracy of the calibration of microwave radiometer and the ground-based microwave radiative measurements near nadir angle.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 August 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3503, Microwave Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Environment, (19 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.319484
Show Author Affiliations
Jing Li, Ctr. for Space Science and Applied Research (China)
JingShang Jiang, Ctr. for Space Science and Applied Research (China)
Maotang Li, Ctr. for Space Science and Applied Research (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3503:
Microwave Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Environment
Tadahiro Hayasaka; Dong Liang Wu; Yaqiu Jin; JingShang Jiang, Editor(s)

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