The Formulae of the Characteristic Polarization States in the Co-Pol Channel and the Optimal Polarization State for Contrast Enhancement

Jian YANG  Yoshio YAMAGUCHI  Hiroyoshi YAMADA  Shiming LIN  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E80-B   No.10   pp.1570-1575
Publication Date: 1997/10/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Electronic and Radio Applications
radar polarimetry,  optimal polarization,  radio application,  scattering matrix,  

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For the completely polarized wave case, this paper presents the explicit formulae of the characteristic polarization states in the co-polarized radar channel, from which one can obtain the CO-POL Max, the CO-POL Saddle and the CO-POL Nulls in the Stokes vector form. Then the problem on the polarimetric contrast optimization is discussed, and the explicit formula of the optimal polarization state for contrast enhancement is presented in the Stokes vector form for the first time. To verify these formulae, we give some numerical examples. The results are completely identical with other authors', which shows the validity of the presented method.