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Title: Initial assessment of an airborne Ku-band polarimetric SAR.

Abstract

Polarimetric synthetic aperture radar (SAR) has been used for a variety of dual-use research applications since the 1940s. By measuring the direction of the electric field vector from radar echoes, polarimetry may enhance an analysts understanding of scattering effects for both earth monitoring and tactical surveillance missions. Polarimetry may provide insight into surface types, materials, or orientations for natural and man-made targets. Polarimetric measurements may also be used to enhance the contrast between scattering surfaces such as man-made objects and their surroundings. This report represents an initial assessment of the utility of, and applications for, polarimetric SAR at Ku-band for airborne or unmanned aerial systems.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1088069
Report Number(s):
SAND2013-1636
456398
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Raynal, Ann Marie, and Doerry, Armin Walter. Initial assessment of an airborne Ku-band polarimetric SAR.. United States: N. p., 2013. Web. doi:10.2172/1088069.
Raynal, Ann Marie, & Doerry, Armin Walter. Initial assessment of an airborne Ku-band polarimetric SAR.. United States. doi:10.2172/1088069.
Raynal, Ann Marie, and Doerry, Armin Walter. Fri . "Initial assessment of an airborne Ku-band polarimetric SAR.". United States. doi:10.2172/1088069. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1088069.
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abstractNote = {Polarimetric synthetic aperture radar (SAR) has been used for a variety of dual-use research applications since the 1940s. By measuring the direction of the electric field vector from radar echoes, polarimetry may enhance an analysts understanding of scattering effects for both earth monitoring and tactical surveillance missions. Polarimetry may provide insight into surface types, materials, or orientations for natural and man-made targets. Polarimetric measurements may also be used to enhance the contrast between scattering surfaces such as man-made objects and their surroundings. This report represents an initial assessment of the utility of, and applications for, polarimetric SAR at Ku-band for airborne or unmanned aerial systems.},
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year = {Fri Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 2013},
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