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Simulating forest scattering by electromagnetic waves has been proposed with both coherent and incoherent models. However, to our best knowledge, most models consider a description of the forest as infinite in the horizontal plane and layered vertically. Such description is relevant in most cases, but fail when border effects are present near the boundaries : the shadowing effects as well as the reinforcement ones, which are present in true SAR images, are absent in the synthetic images. The purpose of this study is to present a coherent scattering model taking into account forest regions of finite extent and benefit from its polarimetric, interferometric and bistatic capabilities to bring out interesting outlooks about border effect in the bistatic case.
Date of Conference: 23-28 July 2007