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Radar Scattering and Imaging of Rough Surfaces
Modeling and Applications with MATLAB®

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ISBN 9781138541269
November 20, 2020 Forthcoming by CRC Press
376 Pages - 248 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

Radar scattering and imaging of rough surfaces is an active, interdisciplinary area of research with many practical applications in fields such as mineral and resource exploration, ocean and physical oceanography, military and national defense, planetary exploration, city planning and land use, environmental science and many more. Focusing on most advanced analytical and numerical modeling, describing both forward and inverse modeling, this book connects scattering process to imaging techniques by vivid examples through numerical and experimental demonstrations and provides computer codes and practical uses. This book is unique in treating radar scattering and imaging simultaneously.

Key Features:

  • First comprehensive work bridging physical modeling with simulation for resolving radar imaging problems.
  • Provides excellent basic and advanced information for microwave remote sensing professionals in various fields of science and engineering.
  • Covers most advanced analytical and numerical modeling for both backscattering and bistatic scattering.
  • Includes MATLAB® codes useful not only for academics, but for radar engineers and scientists to develop tools applicable in different areas of Earth studies.
  • Written by an internationally known and respected engineer and scientist and an expert in the field of electromagnetic modeling.

Covering both the theoretical and the practical, this book is an invaluable resource for professionals and students using remote sensing to study and explain the Earth and its processes. University and research institutes, electrical and radar engineers, remote sensing image users, application software developers, students and academics alike will benefit from this book.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Statistical Description of Rough Surfaces. Basic Electromagnetic Wave. Analytical Modeling of Rough Surface Scattering. Sensitivity Analysis of Radar Scattering of Rough Surfaces. Geophysical Parameters Estimation. Selected Applications to Remote Sensing. Radar Imaging Techniques. Radar Imaging Techniques. Computational Electromagnetic Imaging of Rough Surfaces. Advanced Topic: A Moon-Based Imaging of Earth’s Surface.

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Kun-Shan Chen received a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1990. Since 1992, he has been with the faculty of the Center for Space and Remote Sensing Research at the National Central University, where he served as Director from 2001-2004 and holds a remote sensing chair professorship since 2008 and has been Director of the Communication System Research Center at the same university. He is awarded a distinguished visiting chair professorship from National United University in Taiwan in 2009 for a 6 years term. He received an outstanding contribution award from Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology in 2009 for his longterm involvement of cooperative research on rupture deformation and subsidence in Vietnam. A receipt of distinguished award of National Science Council 2012, his research interests include image processing and analysis of remote sensing data, remote sensing for natural hazards and disasters, and microwave scattering and emission theory and modeling from terrain with applications to environmental watch and resource investigation, and wireless communications. He has been working on SAR and its applications since early 90s. Currently, he leads a team to build Taiwan’s first airborne SAR system for monitoring natural disasters and supporting fundamental research. He has authored and co-authored over 100 referred journal papers, contributed 5 book chapters, and is co-author (with A. K. Fung) of “Microwave Scattering and Emission Models for Users”, Artech House, 2010. He serves as a Guest Editor for the IEEE TGARS Special Issue on Remote Sensing for Major Disaster Prevention, Monitoring and Assessment (2007), Proceedings of IEEE Special Issue on Remote Sensing of Natural Disasters (2012), a founding chair of the GRSS Taipei Chapter, an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (2000-2011), as Deputy Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing (2008-2010) in which he is now an associate editor. Dr. Chen is Fellow of IEEE.