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Study of backscatter scattering cross section from ocean-like surfaces near grazing angle
Author(s): Min-Joon Kim; H. M. Berenyi; Shahram Tajbakhsh; Ronald E. Burge
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Paper Abstract

The scattering of electromagnetic waves from random rough surfaces near the grazing incident problem is of widespread interest in various physical situations, in particular coastal and shipborne radar backscatter. It is, however, a very difficult problem still awaiting a satisfactory analytical solution. Two of the features which have been seen experimentally and yet have not been explained analytically are sea spikes, and unexpectedly large hh/vv scattering cross section compared to the analytical solutions available. In this paper we present a numerical study of backscatter cross section for the above situation. The numerical calculation was done using the Petit method, which unlike the better known method of moments (MOM), allows calculation to be done for the case of large angle incidence.

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Date Published: 21 November 1995
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2584, Synthetic Aperture Radar and Passive Microwave Sensing, (21 November 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.227164
Show Author Affiliations
Min-Joon Kim, King's College London (United Kingdom)
H. M. Berenyi, King's College London (United Kingdom)
Shahram Tajbakhsh, King's College London (United Kingdom)
Ronald E. Burge, King's College London (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2584:
Synthetic Aperture Radar and Passive Microwave Sensing
Giorgio Franceschetti; Christopher John Oliver; James C. Shiue; Shahram Tajbakhsh, Editor(s)

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