I want to do backscatter normalization about the S-1 GRD HH channel data manually.Beside,I have found the formula below.
The introduction about the correction method is given in the next picture.
However,I found the correction formula for Radarsat-2 HH channel data.The meaning of each symbol is in third picture.
My question is whether the formula in picture 1 can be used to normalize the angular effect for Sentinel-1 HH channel data.
Besides, whether the equation in picture 1 is only the relationship between antenna elevation angle and backscatter coefficient sigma nought?
I would answer the second question first, be careful with the terms here elevation angle of the antenna could be something different than the incidence angle. Some platforms have the ability to move the SAR antenna and thus its pointing slightly, it is used mostly for calibration purposes. Incidence angle however is the range component of the beam, etc…definition wikipedia or smth. So here you would need to look into it, but I believe here the elevation angle is the incidence angle based on terrain/ice roughness.
Now for the usage of the RADARSAT formula, principally it should work yet you would need to set it up for coresponding Sentinel-1 values. The largest problem is to get the right coefficient for your Sigma0 function based on the incidence angle dependency, that is how you would go with a stable terrain. The idea is to calculate a representing Sigma0 function for each terrain element in your Area of Interest. Then you use this function to deliver a coefficient to compensate for the current measurement based on the range (incidence angle), thus returning normalized Sigma0 value.
Luckily if Range-Doppler Terrain corrected the Sigma0 values should be compensated enough for the range, thus a simple lieaner function should do the trick.
Hope this explanation helped a bit, otherwise this is what i am using for reference of my work:
I see your meaning is to do the backscatter normalization using the Radarsat-2 formula by means of substituting responding Sentinel-1 values.
I still want to know whether the formula in picture 1 can be only used to get the normalized sigma0 value?If not,what’s the meaning of this formula?Or -0.2447 in picture 1 is the coefficient in formula of picture 2?