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Ground-based polarimetric radar imaging at DLR: an overview
Author(s): Arno Schroth; Karl-Heinz Bethke; Madhukar Chandra; Wolfgang Herdeg; Achim Hornbostel; Ulrich Fuchs
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Paper Abstract

The paper gives an overview about the activities at DLR in the field of ground based polarimetric radar imaging. Some features of the measurement equipment are given. The basic principle of the generation of complex target microwave images from scattered fields is outlined, and the derivation of target characteristic parameters as well as target characteristic polarizations is described. Special emphasis is given to the analysis of localized scattering centers. Two methods for studying bistatic scattering effects on a monostatic range are introduced. The physics of radar backscatter from randomly distributed targets is explained especially with respect to the measurement of scattering matrix time series. Further, the determination of signal degradations on Earth-satellite paths by means of the DLR weather radar is dealt with.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 February 1993
PDF: 26 pages
Proc. SPIE 1748, Radar Polarimetry, (12 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.140637
Show Author Affiliations
Arno Schroth, Institute for Radiofrequency Technology (Germany)
Karl-Heinz Bethke, Institute for Radiofrequency Technology (Germany)
Madhukar Chandra, Institute for Radiofrequency Technology (Germany)
Wolfgang Herdeg, Institute for Radiofrequency Technology (Germany)
Achim Hornbostel, Institute for Radiofrequency Technology (Germany)
Ulrich Fuchs, Institute for Radiofrequency Technology (Germany)

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

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