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WISIP Conference Part I: Wideband Polarimetry. An Introduction of Keynote and Invited Papers with Overview of Sessions
Author(s): Wolfgang-Martin Boerner; Harold Mott
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Paper Abstract

WISIP: Wideband QiHz -PHz) Interferometric Sensing and Imaging Polarimetry has become an indispensable tool for wide area military battlespace surveillance and global geo/eco-environmental stress change monitoring of the terrestrial and planetary covers. It enables dynamic, real-time optimal feature extraction of significant characteristics of desirable targets and/or target sections with simultaneous suppression of undesirable background clutter and propagation path speckle at hitherto unknown clarity and never-before-achieved quality. WISIP may be adapted to the Detection, Recognition and Identification (DRI) of any stationary, moving or vibrating target or distributed scatterer segments versus arbitrary stationary, dynamically changing and/or moving geo-physical/ecological environments, provided the instantaneous 2x2 phasor (Jones/Sinclair) and 4x4 powerdensity (Mueller/Kennaugh) matrices for forward-propagation/backward-scattering, respectively, can be measured with sufficient accuracy. For example, the DRT of stealthy, dynamically moving and/or camouflaged stationary objects occluded deeply into heterogeneous stationary and/or dynamically moving inhomogeneous volumetric scatter environments such as precipitation scatter, the ocean sea/lake surface boundary layers, the littoral coastal surf zones, pack-ice and snow or vegetative canopies, dry sands and soils, etc., can now be successfully realized

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 December 1997
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 3120, Wideband Interferometric Sensing and Imaging Polarimetry, (23 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.300629
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Wolfgang-Martin Boerner, Univ. of Illinois/Chicago (United States)
Harold Mott, Univ. of Alabama/Tuscaloosa (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3120:
Wideband Interferometric Sensing and Imaging Polarimetry
Harold Mott; Wolfgang-Martin Boerner, Editor(s)

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