Polarimetric Investigation of a Two Surface Layer Structure

Conference: EUSAR 2010 - 8th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
06/07/2010 - 06/10/2010 at Aachen, Germany

Proceedings: EUSAR 2010

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Al-Kahachi, Noora; Papathanassiou, Konstantinos Panagiotis (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany)

One of the challenges of future planetary SAR missions will be the estimation of surface and subsurface geometric and dielectric characteristics. In this sense an analytical model of a two layer structure, with small scale roughness, is proposed optimized for lower frequencies. The model takes into account the distributed nature of surface and subsurface. The recovery of the sub-surface physical properties is discussed by means of 2 incident angles. Simulation results and noise robustness of the inversion model are shown.