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Abstract

The European Microwave Signature Laboratory (EMSL), now operational for 5 years at Ispra, is a state-of-the-art experimental facility which provides unique opportunities in terms of measurement capabilities and data processing. The laboratory is mainly devoted to wideband polarimetric radar measurements aimed to complement airborne and spaceborne remote sensing experiments by providing stable and reproducible environmental conditions and flexible operational modes for well-controlled experiments. Full polarimetric (hh, hv, vh, vv) amplitude and phase measurements with almost any desirable combination of incidence and scattering angles are possible. Targets measured at EMSL in the past include complex natural and man-made objects (eg vegetation and trees, soil samples, rough surfaces, buried objects, cars road samples under different weather conditions) as well as simple canonical objects for model validation (eg metallic and dielectric cylinders and spheres). The main features of the EMSL anechoic chamber and measurement system are described and monostatic and bistatic polarimetric (RCS) measurements and modelling results for single homogeneous lossless and lossy dielectric cylinders are presented.

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Authors: FRANCHOIS A, JRC Ispra (IT);NESTI G, JRC Ispra (IT);FORTUNY J, JRC Ispra (IT);SIEBER A, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: SCANOP Workshop, Helsinki (FI), June 9-11, 1997
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 40645 ORA
Record Number: 199710863 / Last updated on: 1997-07-08
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en