Measurement of radar cross-section and complex dielectric properties of forest fire ash

@article{Baum2011MeasurementOR,
  title={Measurement of radar cross-section and complex dielectric properties of forest fire ash},
  author={Thomas C. Baum and Lachlan Thompson and Kamran Ghorbani},
  journal={2011 8th European Radar Conference},
  year={2011},
  pages={349-352}
}
Remote sensing of fires has become a major topic of discussion in Australia. The introduction of infrared (IR) and optical systems has been a key technology for this area. Although IR and optical systems provide good coverage and detection capabilities, they are still limited by signature absorption from smoke, water, terrain and solid obstacles (i.e. flora, rocks, etc). Microwave-based sensing is seen by some as an alternative solution to help detect and track fires over larger distances. The… CONTINUE READING