Preliminary Results of Ground Reflectivity Measurements Using Noise Radar

Łukasz Maślikowski , Piotr Krysik , K. Dąbrowska-Zielińska , W. Kowalik , M. Bartold

Abstract

The paper describes experimental L-band ground reflectivity measurement using noise radar demonstrator working as a scatterometer. The radar ground return is usually described with a scattering coefficient, a quantity that is independent from the scatterometer system. To calculate the coefficient in a function of incidence angle, range profile values obtained after range compression were used. In order to improve dynamic range of the measurement, antenna cross-path interference was removed using lattice filter. The ground return was measured at L band both for HH and VV polarizations of radar wave as well as for HV and VH crosspolarizations using log-periodic antennas placed at a 10 m high mast directed towards a meadow surface. In the paper the theoretical considerations, noise radar setup, measurement campaign and the results are described.
Author Łukasz Maślikowski ISE
Łukasz Maślikowski,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
, Piotr Krysik ISE
Piotr Krysik,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
, K. Dąbrowska-Zielińska
K. Dąbrowska-Zielińska,,
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, W. Kowalik
W. Kowalik,,
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, M. Bartold
M. Bartold,,
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Pages80081V-1-80081V-7
Book Romaniuk Ryszard (eds.): Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2011 (Proceedings Volume), vol. 8008, 2011, SPIE, ISBN 9780819485823, 614 pages; 71 papers; N/A
DOIDOI:10.1117/12.905268
Languageen angielski
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