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Study of the Modulation by Correlation in the Time and Frequency Domains of Wave Height and Microwave Signal

Preliminary Results
  • Danielle De Staerke
  • André Fontanel

Abstract

This chapter presents some preliminary results on the modulation of backscattered microwave signals over a range of wave heights and wind speeds, as a function of several radar parameters (angle of incidence, polarization and frequency). The spectrum of the backscattered signal generally has a peak at the dominant ocean wave frequency, though significant peaks are observed at other frequencies as well. These, presumably, result from the non-linearities in the relationship between wave spectrum and radar return spectrum.

Keywords

Wave Height Synthetic Aperture Radar Wave Spectrum Modulation Transfer Function Ocean Wave 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Danielle De Staerke
    • 1
  • André Fontanel
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut Francais du PetroleRueil MalmaisonFrance

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