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A Refined GTD Ray System for an Embedded Object and its Polarimetric Behavior

Marquart, Nicolas Pascal and Molinet, Frédéric and Pottier, Eric (2008) A Refined GTD Ray System for an Embedded Object and its Polarimetric Behavior. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, pp. 2538-2546. DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2008.916634.

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A refined ray system based on the Geometrical Theory of Diffraction (GTD) for an object embedded in soil for a monostatic transmitter-receiver alignment is presented here. Apart from the investigation of the ``classical" reflections from the target, creeping waves are also taken into account and their formalism is presented. The objective of such a ray set is to better understand the different scattering mechanisms, which are presented in the complex scattering framework. In electromagnetic modelling based on GTD, a complex shape of a target is replaced by simpler canonical objects e.g. facets, cones, wedges, spheres or cylinders. Here, a cylinder is located in parallel and closely to the plane interface of two dielectrics half-spaces. In this paper, an example of air-soil is taken into analysis. The numerical results obtained from a varying incidence field are employed to describe the polarimetric characteristics of the diffracted field from grazing to perpendicular incidence for a transceiver. By representing the diffracted GTD field on the Poincaré sphere, the location on the sphere has a one-to-one relationship to the dielectric properties of the soil.

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Title:A Refined GTD Ray System for an Embedded Object and its Polarimetric Behavior
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Marquart, Nicolas PascalUNSPECIFIED
Molinet, FrédéricMOTHESIM
Pottier, EricUniversity of Rennes 1
Date:September 2008
Journal or Publication Title:IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
Page Range:pp. 2538-2546
Keywords:Geometrical Theory of Diffraction (GTD), Creeping Waves, Radar Polarimetry, Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), Soil moisture, Mine detection
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Flugzeug-SAR (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Microwaves and Radar Institute > Radar Concepts
Microwaves and Radar Institute
Deposited By: Dr. Nicolas Pascal Marquart
Deposited On:06 Oct 2008
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 20:28

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