Polarization Processing for UWB Radar

  • Shane R. Cloude


Radar Polarimetry is now an established discipline within the microwave remote sensing community [1] and several multi-frequency polarimetric synthetic aperture radars (POLSARs) are currently operational [2]. In these systems the complete 2 × 2 complex scattering matrix of the target is imaged in range and azimuth and by analysing the relative amplitude and phase of terms in this matrix, classification and parametric inversion is possible. Usually such systems operate at high resolution but narrow fractional bandwidth in one or more of the frequency bands L( λ = 25 cm) C (λ = 6 cm) or X (λ = 3 cm). Such methods have already been applied in a wide range of remote sensing problems, from surface scattering studies [3] to woody biomass estimation [4].


FDTD Simulation Spectral Entropy Spectral Matrix Spectral Vector Antenna Polarization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shane R. Cloude
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  1. 1.Applied ElectromagneticsSt. AndrewsScotland, UK

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