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Optimization of radar imaging system parameters for geological analysisThe use of radar image simulation to model terrain variation and determine optimum sensor parameters for geological analysis is described. Optimum incidence angle is determined by the simulation, which evaluates separately the discrimination of surface features possible due to terrain geometry and that due to terrain scattering. Depending on the relative relief, slope, and scattering cross section, optimum incidence angle may vary from 20 to 80 degrees. Large incident angle imagery (more than 60 deg) is best for the widest range of geological applications, but in many cases these large angles cannot be achieved by satellite systems. Low relief regions require low incidence angles (less than 30 deg), so a satellite system serving a broad range of applications should have at least two selectable angles of incidence.
Document ID
19820059932
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Waite, W. P. (Arkansas Univ. Fayetteville, AR, United States)
Macdonald, H. C. (Arkansas Univ. Fayetteville, AR, United States)
Kaupp, V. H. (Arkansas, University Fayetteville, AR, United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1981
Subject Category
INSTRUMENTATION AND PHOTOGRAPHY
Meeting Information
American Society of Photogrammetry and American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, Fall Technical Meeting(San Francisco, CA)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG9-3
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG5-20
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other