No. 3 Backscattering Analysis of Cylinder Shaped Scatterer in Vegetation Medium: Comparison Between Theories

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Syabeela Syahali
Ewe Hong Tat
Gobi Vetharatnam
Li-Jun Jiang
Hamsalekha A Kumaresan


This paper analyses the backscattering cross section of a cylinder both using traditional method model and a new numerical solution model, namely Relaxed Hierarchical Equivalent Source Algorithm (RHESA). The purpose of this study is to investigate the prospect of incorporating numerical solution model into volume scattering calculation, to be applied into microwave remote sensing in vegetation area. Results show a good match, suggesting that RHESA may be suitable to be used to model the more complex nature of vegetation medium.


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