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Numerical analysis of scattered waves from rough surfaces with and without an object
Author(s): Seung-Woo Lee; Akira Ishimaru; Yasuo Kuga
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Paper Abstract

The effects of rough surface scattering on the detection and imaging of objects are important in many applications including the imaging of objects on or near ocean surfaces and the detection of objects buried under ground rough surfaces. This paper focuses on the following problems: (1) Scattering from wedge-like rough surfaces representing ocean surfaces with sharp crested waves. (2) Scattering by objects above or below the rough surfaces. (3) UWB confocal imaging of objects near rough surfaces. Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD) method is used to obtain frequency domain as well as time domain responses. Numerical simulations of various representative cases are conducted to understand and gain insight into the scattering effects on object detection and imaging.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 October 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4780, Surface Scattering and Diffraction for Advanced Metrology II, (22 October 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.452307
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Seung-Woo Lee, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Akira Ishimaru, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Yasuo Kuga, Univ. of Washington (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4780:
Surface Scattering and Diffraction for Advanced Metrology II
Zu-Han Gu; Alexei A. Maradudin, Editor(s)

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