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Radar Polarization Orientation Shifts in Built-Up Areas

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Hiroshi Kimura ; Dept. of Electr. & Electron. Eng., Gifu Univ., Gifu

Polarization orientation angle shifts can be seen not only in rugged terrain areas but also in urban areas. The latter is explained by backscatter from a wall of a building or house, which is equivalent to a tilted ground-surface patch. From the scattering model of built-up areas, the polarization orientation angle shift in the built-up areas is given as , where is the wall or street orientation angle, and is the radar incidence angle. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Pi-SAR L-band polarimetric data of Gifu, Japan, show a good agreement with the theory. The phase difference between VH and HH polarizations is used to demonstrate the contribution of double-bounce scattering ground-wall and wall-ground over a wide range of wall orientation angles.

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IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters  (Volume:5 ,  Issue: 2 )