Remote Sensing Applications and Decision Support

Bistatic electromagnetic scattering and detection of pollutant on a sea surface

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Helmi Ghanmi, Ali Khenchaf, Fabrice Comblet

ENSTA Bretagne, Lab-STICC UMR CNRS 6285, 2 rue François Verny, 29806 Brest Cedex 9, France

J. Appl. Remote Sens. 9(1), 096007 (Sep 21, 2015). doi:10.1117/1.JRS.9.096007
History: Received December 3, 2014; Accepted August 12, 2015
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Abstract.  We present the study and analysis of the variations of the bistatic electromagnetic (EM) signature of the sea surface contaminated by pollutants. Therefore, we start with the numerical analyses of the pollutant effect on the geometrical and physical characteristics of sea surface. Then, we evaluate the EM scattering coefficients of the clean and polluted sea surfaces observed in bistatic configuration by using the numerical forward-backward method. The obtained numerical results of the EM scattering coefficients are studied and given as a function of various parameters: sea state, wind velocity, type of pollutant (sea surface polluted by oil emulsion and sea surface covered by oil layer), incidence and scattering angles, frequencies bands (C, X, and Ku), and radar polarization.

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Helmi Ghanmi ; Ali Khenchaf and Fabrice Comblet
"Bistatic electromagnetic scattering and detection of pollutant on a sea surface", J. Appl. Remote Sens. 9(1), 096007 (Sep 21, 2015). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JRS.9.096007


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