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Signals and Communication Technology

Remote Sensing with Imaging Radar

Authors: Richards, John A.

  • Develops the technology of radar imaging in a manner suited to the mathematical background of most earth scientists—no deep knowledge is required
  • Emphasizes the application of imaging radar in the context of remote sensing
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This book treats the technology of radar imaging for remote sensing applications in a manner suited to the mathematical background of most earth scientists. It assumes no prior knowledge of radar on the part of the reader; instead it commences with a development of the essential concepts of radar before progressing through to a detailed coverage of contemporary ideas such as polarimetry and interferometry.

Because the technology of radar imaging is potentially complex the first chapter provides a framework against which the rest of the book is set. Together, the first four chapters present the technical foundations for remote sensing with imaging radar. Scattering concepts are then covered so that the reader develops the knowledge necessary for interpreting radar data, itself the topic of a later chapter which draws together the current thinking in the analysis of radar imagery.

The treatment is based on the assumption that the radars of interest are, in general, multi-polarised. Polarisation synthesis and polarised interferometric SAR are among the topics covered, as are tomography and the various forms of interferometry. A full chapter is given to bistatic radar, which is now emerging as an imaging technology with enormous potential and flexibility in remote sensing. The book concludes with a summary of passive microwave imaging.

A set of appendices is included that provide supplementary material, among which is an overview of the rather complicated process of image formation with synthetic aperture radar, and summaries of some of the mathematical procedures important for a full appreciation of radar as a remote sensing technology.

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“This treatise is mostly targeted at Earth scientists, remote-sensing practitioners, and senior undergraduate or graduate students. … the book successfully provides clear insights into all key concepts without resorting to complex mathematical tools. … This book addresses with outstanding clarity all of the main issues associated with the physics, technology, and use of radar as an imaging tool for remote sensing. … an excellent reference and a rich source of information for remote-sensing scientists, users, and students.” (Sebastiano B. Serpico, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society Newsletter, June, 2012)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • The Imaging Radar System

    Richards, John A.

    Pages 1-10

  • The Radiation Framework

    Richards, John A.

    Pages 11-52

  • The Technology of Radar Imaging

    Richards, John A.

    Pages 53-108

  • Correcting and Calibrating Radar Imagery

    Richards, John A.

    Pages 109-134

  • Scattering from Earth Surface Features

    Richards, John A.

    Pages 135-180

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $169.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-02019-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-26113-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Remote Sensing with Imaging Radar
Authors
Series Title
Signals and Communication Technology
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-02020-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-02020-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-02019-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26113-8
Series ISSN
1860-4862
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 361
Topics