Inverse Methods in Electromagnetic Imaging

Part 2

  • Wolfgang-M. Boerner
  • Hans Brand
  • Leonard A. Cram
  • Dag T. Gjessing
  • Arthur K. Jordan
  • Wolfgang Keydel
  • Günther Schwierz
  • Martin Vogel

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 143)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Polarization Utilization in the Electromagnetic Vector Inverse Problem

  3. Image Quality and Image Resolution in Remote Sensing and Surveillance

    1. J. Richard Huynen
      Pages 797-822
    2. Torleiv Orhaug
      Pages 823-839
    3. S. Rotheram, J. T. Macklin
      Pages 907-930
    4. Adrian K. Fung
      Pages 931-942
    5. Richard W. Larson, David R. Lyzenga, Robert A. Shuchman
      Pages 955-967
    6. M. E. R. Walford
      Pages 969-983
    7. Hans H. Brand
      Pages 985-995
    8. S. K. Chaudhuri
      Pages 997-1007
    9. Heinz Chaloupka
      Pages 1009-1021
    10. Jörgen Detlefsen
      Pages 1023-1032

About this book


In recent years, there has been an increased interest in the use of polarization effects for radar and electromagnetic imaging problems (References 1, 2, and 3). The problem of electro­ magnetic imaging can be divided into the following areas: (1) Propagation of the Stokes' vector from the transmitter to the target region through various atmospheric conditions (rain, dust, fog, clouds, turbulence, etc.). (2) Scattering of the Stokes' vector from the object. (3) Scattering of the Stokes' vector from the rough surface, terrain, and the volume scattering. (4) Propagation of the Stokes' vector from the target region to the receiver. (5) The characteristics of the receiver relating the Stokes' vector to the output. The propagation characteristics of the Stokes' vector through various media can be described by the equation of transfer. Even though the scalar equation of transfer has been studied extensively in the past, the vector equation of transfer has not received as much attention. In recent years, however, a need for further study of the vector radiative transfer theory has become increasingly evident and several important studies have been reported. This paper presents a general formulation of the vector theory of radiative transfer under general anisotropic scattering conditions. Some useful solutions are also presented 4 8 for several practical situations. - 2. GENERAL FORMULATION OF VECTOR RADIATIVE TRANSFER THEORY Let us consider the plane-parallel problem Shovlll in Figure 1.


image processing material radar signal processing

Editors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang-M. Boerner
    • 1
  • Hans Brand
    • 2
  • Leonard A. Cram
    • 3
  • Dag T. Gjessing
    • 4
  • Arthur K. Jordan
    • 5
  • Wolfgang Keydel
    • 6
  • Günther Schwierz
    • 7
  • Martin Vogel
    • 6
  1. 1.Communications Laboratory, EECS DepartmentUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoUSA
  2. 2.High Frequency Engineering LaboratoriesUniversität Erlangen-NürnbergGermany
  3. 3.Thorn EMI, Electronics Ltd.UK
  4. 4.Royal Norwegian Council for Industrial and Scientific ResearchESTPKjellerNorway
  5. 5.Space Sciences DivisionNaval Research LaboratoryUSA
  6. 6.Institüt für HF-TechnikDFVLRGermany
  7. 7.Siemens Medical DivisionSiemens AGErlangenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8828-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-5271-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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