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A number of scenes consisting of arrays of point scatterers have been imaged in order to assess the focusing capabilities of the SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) processor. The fully polarimetric SAR products show certain artifacts whose behaviour depends on the polarisation, with a strong impact on the cross-polar products. These effects have been studied in order to set up a procedure for filtering out these virtual targets. Scattering mechanisms have been analysed with both geometrical optics and the geometrical theory of diffraction. Finally, a model based on the use of multipole expansion has been developed.

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Authors: MATTIA F, JRC Ispra (IT);FORTUNY J, JRC Ispra (IT);NESTI G, JRC Ispra (IT);SIEBER A J, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: RADAR-95 Conference, Alexandria, Virginia (US), May 8-11, 1995
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38878 ORA
Record Number: 199510438 / Last updated on: 1995-04-11
Original language: en
Available languages: en