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Characteristic polarization states in the cross-polarized radar channel
Author(s): Yoshio Yamaguchi; Wolfgang-Martin Boerner; Hyo Joon Eom; Masakazu Sengoku; Takeo Abe
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Paper Abstract

The characteristic polarization theory for the monostatic reciprocal coherent case in the cross- polarized radar channel is developed using a Stokes vector formalism. Power representation in terms of the Stokes vector and the Mueller matrix is utilized to determine the characteristic polarization states for optimal reception of the coherent wave. The optimization procedure for the channel power leads to an eigenvalue equation which explains the characteristic polarization state properties mathematically and physically. A total of six theoretical characteristic polarization states for a single target can be derived by this method. Several target examples are considered to show a perfect agreement with the results obtained by an alternative method of using the polarization transformation ratio formulation for the coherent Sinclair matrix.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 February 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1748, Radar Polarimetry, (12 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.140614
Show Author Affiliations
Yoshio Yamaguchi, Niigata Univ. (Japan)
Wolfgang-Martin Boerner, Univ. of Illinois/Chicago (United States)
Hyo Joon Eom, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (South Korea)
Masakazu Sengoku, Niigata Univ. (Japan)
Takeo Abe, Niigata Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1748:
Radar Polarimetry
Harold Mott; Wolfgang-Martin Boerner, Editor(s)

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