11 September 2003 Scattering from dielectric targets buried beneath 2D randomly rough surfaces
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Proceedings Volume 5089, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets VIII; (2003); doi: 10.1117/12.486752
Event: AeroSense 2003, 2003, Orlando, Florida, United States
Abstract
This work presents the Mueller matrix elements for scattering from dielectric targets buried beneath 2-D random rough surfaces (3-D scattering problem). The fully polarimetric scattering matrix S is computed for hundreds of computer generated random rough surface realizations and hence the Mueller matrix elements are obtained. The numerical results show that if one relies only on the co- or cross-polarized intensities (i.e. the magnitude of the four elements of the polarimetric scattering matrix S); it is very difficult to sense the buried objects. However investigating all the sixteen Mueller matrix elements greatly helps in detecting these objects.
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Magda El-Shenawee, Carey M. Rappaport, Eric L. Miller, "Scattering from dielectric targets buried beneath 2D randomly rough surfaces", Proc. SPIE 5089, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets VIII, (11 September 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.486752; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.486752
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Scattering

Dielectrics

Polarimetry

3D acquisition

Monte Carlo methods

Dielectric polarization

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