Method for Retrieving the True Backscattering Coefficient from Measurements with a Real Antenna

@article{Ulaby1983MethodFR,
  title={Method for Retrieving the True Backscattering Coefficient from Measurements with a Real Antenna},
  author={Fawwaz T. Ulaby and Christopher T. Allen and Adrian K. Fung},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing},
  year={1983},
  volume={GE-21},
  pages={308-313}
}
Measurements made of the power backscattered by a surface at angles near nornal incidence include contributions due to both coherent and incoherent scattering. Additionally, these contributions are weighted by the antenna pattern. Using a theoretical model to describe the backscattering from a rough soil surface, a procedure is developed for retrieving the true angular pattern of the backscattering coefficient ¿0 from measured estimates of a ¿0 , where the measured estimate is based on the… CONTINUE READING