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Hybrid of the method of moments/ Monte Carlo technique and a surface scattering model for estimating the radar backscatters OF harvested farm fields

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2 Author(s)
Yisok Oh ; Department of Electronic Information and Communication Engineering, Hongik University, Seoul, 121-791 Korea ; Ji-Hwan Hwang

The method of moments/Monte Carlo technique is used to numerically compute the Mueller matrix for radar backscattering from stem-cut cluster sections of a harvested farm field, and a semi-empirical surface scattering model is employed for estimating the radar backscatter of a rough soil surface. The full-wave numerical technique and the surface scattering model are combined to compute the Mueller matrix and consequently the backscattering coefficients of a harvest farm field. This hybrid technique is verified comparing the numerical computations with the experimental measurements for the backscattering coefficients of harvested rice fields.

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2009 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium  (Volume:2 )

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12-17 July 2009