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Radar measurement of L-band signal fluctuations caused by propagation through trees

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3 Author(s)
S. L. Durden ; Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Technol., Pasadena, CA, USA ; J. D. Klein ; H. A. Zebker

Fluctuations of an L-band, horizontally polarized signal that was transmitted from the ground through a coniferous forest canopy to an airborne radar are examined. The azimuth synthetic aperture radar (SAR) impulse response in the presence of the measured magnitude fluctuations shows increased sidelobes over the case with no trees. Statistics of the observed fluctuations are similar to other observations

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IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation  (Volume:39 ,  Issue: 10 )