Application of IEM and Radiative Transfer Formulations for Bistatic Scattering of Rough Surfaces

IGARSS'02, Toronto 2002 - Canada

Systematic characterization of scattering behavior of natural and manmade rough surfaces is required in many radar applications. In general, the overall scattering response of such surfaces is composed of surface and volume scattering components. In this paper Integral Equation Method (IEM) is outlined to work out the surface scattering and the radiative transfer theory is applied to model the volume scattering.