Chapter 7. Scattering by Depolarizing Targets

  1. Harold Mott

Published Online: 14 APR 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470079812.ch7

Remote Sensing with Polarimetric Radar

Remote Sensing with Polarimetric Radar

How to Cite

Mott, H. (2006) Scattering by Depolarizing Targets, in Remote Sensing with Polarimetric Radar, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470079812.ch7

Author Information

  1. The University of Alabama, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 APR 2006
  2. Published Print: 14 DEC 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470074763

Online ISBN: 9780470079812



  • scattering by depolarizing targets;
  • Kronecker-product matrices;
  • target covariance and coherency matrices


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Targets

  • Averaging the Sinclair Matrix

  • The Kronecker-Product Matrices

  • Matrices for a Depolarizing Target: Coherent Measurement

  • Incoherently Measured Target Matrices

  • Matrix Properties and Relationships

  • Modified Matrices

  • Names

  • Additional Target Information

  • Target Covariance and Coherency Matrices

  • A Scattering Matrix with Circular Components

  • The Graves Power Density Matrix

  • Measurement Considerations

  • Degree of Polarization and Polarimetric Entropy

  • Variance of Power

  • Summary of Power Equations and Matrix Relationships

  • References

  • Problems