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Scattering from dielectric targets buried beneath 2D randomly rough surfaces
Author(s): Magda El-Shenawee; Carey M. Rappaport; Eric L. Miller
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Paper Abstract

This work presents the Mueller matrix elements for scattering from dielectric targets buried beneath 2-D random rough surfaces (3-D scattering problem). The fully polarimetric scattering matrix S is computed for hundreds of computer generated random rough surface realizations and hence the Mueller matrix elements are obtained. The numerical results show that if one relies only on the co- or cross-polarized intensities (i.e. the magnitude of the four elements of the polarimetric scattering matrix S); it is very difficult to sense the buried objects. However investigating all the sixteen Mueller matrix elements greatly helps in detecting these objects.

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Date Published: 11 September 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5089, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets VIII, (11 September 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.486752
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Magda El-Shenawee, Univ. of Arkansas (United States)
Carey M. Rappaport, Northeastern Univ. (United States)
Eric L. Miller, Northeastern Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5089:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets VIII
Russell S. Harmon; John H. Holloway; J. T. Broach, Editor(s)

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