Full polarimetric calibration of ground based-SAR system with thin wire

M. Matsumoto, Motoyuki Sato

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Abstract

Full polarimetric calibration procedure of a polarimetric Ground Based-SAR system is proposed. As a calibration target, we used a thin wire because the wire can be put more easily than other deterministic target like a dihedral corner reflector. At first, we measured 0 degree, 45 degree and 90 degree inclined thin wire. By using the measured data sets, we derived antenna calibration parameters. After that, we calibrated the system by using the estimated parameters. In order to evaluate this calibration method, we tested the parameters by using 60 degree and 30 degree inclined wire. As a result, we could calibrate 60 degree wire from 1 to 2 GHz but not calibrate 30 degree wire as for amplitude. As for phase term, cross-polarization component could be calibrated for both wires case. But co-polarization component could not be calibrated. The differences between theoretical and calibrated value are within 60 degree up to 3 GHz.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPIERS 2010 Cambridge - Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium, Proceedings
Pages732-736
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
EventProgress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium, PIERS 2010 Cambridge - Cambridge, MA, United States
Duration: 2010 Jul 52010 Jul 8

Publication series

NamePIERS 2010 Cambridge - Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium, Proceedings

Other

OtherProgress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium, PIERS 2010 Cambridge
CountryUnited States
CityCambridge, MA
Period10/7/510/7/8

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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