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Determination Of Mobility And Trafficability Indicators With Multifrequency Imaging Radar
Author(s): Arthur R. Benton; Andrew J. Blanchard; Richard W. Newton
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Paper Abstract

Photoanalysis of coastal areas can give ambiguous results when parameters such as mobility and trafficability need be determined. Multiband imaging radar can augment or replace photography for such applications. Preliminary evidence shows that L-band imaging radar will (1) penetrate most wetlands vegetation species to delineate obscured shorelines, and (2) discriminate varying levels of substrate saturation and thus, potentially, quantify varying degrees of trafficability. We know that X-band radar can map many species of wetlands vegetation with good accuracy. The combination of L- and X-bands should provide a significant breakthrough for wetlands reconnaissance and mapping.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 1983
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0414, Optical Engineering for Cold Environments, (22 September 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.935886
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Arthur R. Benton, Texas A&M University (United States)
Andrew J. Blanchard, Texas A&M University (United States)
Richard W. Newton, Texas A&M University (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0414:
Optical Engineering for Cold Environments
George W. Aitken, Editor(s)

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