1 October 1990 Basic equations of radar polarimetry and its solutions: the characteristic radar-polarization states for the coherent and partially polarized cases
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A comprehensive overview of the basic principles of radar polarimetry is presented. The relevant fundamental field equations are first provided in order to introduce the polarization state formulations of electromagnetic waves in the frequency domain, including the Jones and the Stokes vector formalism and its presentation on the Poincare sphere and on relevant map projections. In the next step, the scattering matrices (S) and (M) are given together with change of polarization bases transformation operators, and the optimal polarization states are determined for the coherent and partially coherent cases.
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Wolfgang-Martin Boerner, Wolfgang-Martin Boerner, Wei-Ling Yan, Wei-Ling Yan, An-Qing Xi, An-Qing Xi, } "Basic equations of radar polarimetry and its solutions: the characteristic radar-polarization states for the coherent and partially polarized cases", Proc. SPIE 1317, Polarimetry: Radar, Infrared, Visible, Ultraviolet, and X-Ray, (1 October 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.22079; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.22079
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