Title

Determination of Backscatter Sources in Surface Type Targets

Abstract

A high-resolution X-band FM-CW radar system has been used to investigate the sources of backscatter in various types of crops, trees and surfaces. This system provided a range resolution in air of 6·67 cm and gave a 16 cm diameter illumination area at the target. The surface targets included concrete walkways, grass, soil and asphalt pavements. Although the surfaces of these targets were the primary sources of backscatter, some subsurface boundaries were located and a volume scatter contribution was evident for some targets.

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Radar - Applications; Backscatter Sources; Surface Targets; Target Spectra; Remote Sensing; Asphalt Pavements; Concrete Walkways; Crops; Grass; Radar; Soil; Trees; Volume Scatter Contribution

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0143-1161

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1985 Taylor & Francis, All rights reserved.

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