Numerical Simulations of Emission and Bistatic Scattering from Soils with Rough Surfaces of Exponential Correlation Functions.
ABSTRACT In this paper, we report on the polarimetric active and passive microwave remote signatures for exponential correlation function surfaces. Applications are in soil moisture problems at the frequencies L, C and X band. We use the same physical parameters of rms heights and correlation lengths at the three frequencies. Results for 2D case with rms height up to 2 wavelengths at X band are shown. The hybrid UV-SMCG method for RWG basis is also used to accelerate MoM solution. Comparisons are made with SPM, KA and AIEM predictions. We also compare backscattering between horizontal and vertical polarization cases at different rms heights with exponential correlation. At small rms height, the backscattering for vertical polarization case is larger than that for horizontal polarization case. On the other hand, at large rms height, the backscattering for horizontal polarization case is larger.
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ABSTRACT: 1] A UV multilevel partitioning method (UV-MLP) is developed to solve scalar wave three-dimensional (3-D) scattering problem. The method consists of setting up a table of transmitting and receiving block size and their separation using fast coarse-coarse sampling. For a specific scattering problem with given geometry, the scattering structure is partitioned into multilevel blocks. By looking up the rank in the static problem, the impedance matrix for a given transmitting and receiving block is expressed into a product of U and V matrix. In this paper the method is illustrated by applying to a 3-D scattering problem of random nonpenetrable rough surface. The cases of Dirichelt and Neumann boundary conditions are treated. Numerical simulation results are illustrated. For 65,536 boundary unknowns on a rough surface, and using a single processor of 2.66 GHz, it takes about 34 CPU min and 1.8 Gb of memory to compute the solution using conjugate gradient iterations and multilevel UV to accelerate the matrix-column vector multiplication. (2004), Wave scattering with UV multilevel partitioning method: 2. Three-dimensional problem of nonpenetrable surface scattering, Radio Sci., 39, RS5011, doi:10.1029/2003RS003010.Radio Science 12/2004; 39(5). · 1.45 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: This paper presents a model of microwave emissions from rough surfaces. We derive a more complete expression of the single-scattering terms in the integral equation method (IEM) surface scattering model. The complementary components for the scattered fields are rederived, based on the removal of a simplifying assumption in the spectral representation of Green's function. In addition, new but compact expressions for the complementary field coefficients can be obtained after quite lengthy mathematical manipulations. Three-dimensional Monte Carlo simulations of surface emission from Gaussian rough surfaces were used to examine the validity of the model. The results based on the new version (advanced IEM) indicate that significant improvements for emissivity prediction may be obtained for a wide range of roughness scales, in particular in the intermediate roughness regions. It is also shown that the original IEM produces larger errors that lead to tens of Kelvins in brightness temperature, which are unacceptable for passive remote sensing.IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 02/2003; · 2.93 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Bistatic scattering and emissivities of surfaces with exponential correlation functions are studied numerically for 2-D geometries in a numerical Maxwell model with 2-D simulations. Surfaces with exponential correlation functions are important for the active and passive microwave remote sensing of land surfaces. Because of the fine-scale features with large slopes of such surfaces, numerical accuracy, which is particularly important for the calculation of emissivity in passive remote sensing, is ensured by a variety of procedures in this paper. The rooftop function and Galerkin's method with numerical integration of near-field impedance matrix elements are used. Cubic spline interpolation is employed to connect knots on random rough surfaces. Numerical accuracy convergence tests are performed for numerical solutions of Maxwell equations by varying the number of points from 13 to 103 points per wavelength in the dielectric medium corresponding to 50-400 points per free wavelength. Surface lengths of up to 100 and 200 free wavelengths and root mean square heights of up to 0.4 and 0.8 free wavelengths, respectively, are used at 5 and 10 GHz to capture all the essential features. Because of the large number of surface unknowns (up to 80 000), the multilevel UV method is further used to accelerate the matrix equation solver. Numerical results are illustrated for both bistatic scattering and emissivities as functions of frequencies and incidence and scattering angles for cases of interests in microwave remote sensing. Comparisons are made with the second-order small perturbation method and Kirchhoff's approximation to reestablish the regimes of validity of these methodsIEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 02/2007; · 2.93 Impact Factor