Hybrid Polarimetric Decomposition Modelling of Lunar Surface for Scattering Characterization using Miniature RADAR data

Konferenz: EUSAR 2018 - 12th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
04.06.2018 - 07.06.2018 in Aachen, Germany

Tagungsband: EUSAR 2018

Seiten: 6Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Shukla, Shashwat; Kumar, Shashi (Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, ISRO, India)

Planetary surface and subsurface exploration have made RADAR imaging a prominent tool in spatially characterizing the physical properties of the regolith. The study was carried out for various lunar morphological features, including craters and Apollo 15 landing site, by analyzing their polarization behavior using Chandrayaan-1 MiniSAR and Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Mini-RF Circular Transmit Linear Receive (CTLR) dataset. Hybrid decomposition techniques have been used to model dominant scattering patterns from a single resolution cell. Furthermore, the linear received signals captured by Chandrayaan – 1 MiniSAR were found to be ambiguous. Results are expected to showcase the potential of EM wave interaction with the lunar surface.