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Review Of Random Surface Scatter Models
Author(s): A. K. Fung
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Paper Abstract

The objective of this review is to summarize for possible users of surface scatter models the basic principles and significant characteristics of some common surface scatter models and to illustrate their applications to the interpretation of scatter measurements from man-made and sea surfaces. Other surface scatter theories which have not been applied extensively to data interpretation will only be mentioned briefly. Theoretical conditions and conditions found from computer simulation for the validity of the common surface scatter models are discussed. The common surface scatter models considered are the Kirchhoff model, the geometric optics model, the small perturbation model and a two-scale model. The less common surface scatter theories introduced are the facet method, the variational method, the diagram method, the full-wave method, and numerical methods.

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Date Published: 7 December 1982
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 0358, Applications of Mathematics in Modern Optics, (7 December 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.934058
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A. K. Fung, University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0358:
Applications of Mathematics in Modern Optics
William H. Carter, Editor(s)

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