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Development of target null theory
Yang, J.
5283
Yamaguchi, Y.
19
Yamada, H.
50
Boerner, W. -M.
5286
Mott, H.
5287
Peng, Y. -N.
5288
Polarization
radar polarimetry
scattering matrix
target null
In a co- or cross-polarized channel, the polarization states of the transmitting and receiving antennas are the same or orthogonal, and the corresponding target nulls (i.e., the co-pol nulls or x-pol nulls) are defined as the polarization states of the transmitting antenna such that the received power equals zero. However, no systematic studies have been carried out to solve the problem of the corresponding target nulls if the polarization states of the transmitting and receiving antennas are independent. In this paper, the target null theory is extended to the case of two independent polarization states. For two arbitrary independent symmetric scattering matrices, it is proved that there exists only one pair of polarization states such that both of the received powers equal zero. This polarization states' pair is called the co-null of the two targets, which can easily be obtained by solving an eigenvalue problem. Based on this concept and algebraic theory, the concept of the co-null space is introduced for the symmetric scattering matrix case, and many important results are presented, e.g., the relations between the co-null and the co-pol/x-pol nulls, the properties of the co-null space, and the relation between the co-null and target decomposition. Finally, the co-null for the asymmetric scattering matrix case is studied. The concepts of the mono-co-null space and the bi-co-null space are introduced, and the relations between both spaces are presented
journal article
IEEE
2001-02
application/pdf
IEEE transactions on geoscience and remote sensing
2
39
330
338
IEEE transactions on geoscience and remote sensing
AA00231483
01962892
https://niigata-u.repo.nii.ac.jp/record/1732/files/(Yamaguchi deve of target)00905241.pdf
eng
info:doi/10.1109/36.905241
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