# Radar scattering coefficient plot

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Jose Iglesias on 26 Mar 2022
Commented: Jose Iglesias on 26 Mar 2022
Implementing a Matlab code to plot the following Microwave Remote Sensing question problem 8.1 but I keep getting an error message. I attached the code below the problem statement. Theta ranges from 0 to 90 degrees in increments of 0.1, and psi ranges from 90 to 0 degrees in increments of 0.1. I am multiplying the csc(psi)^2 function to the exponential function but I keep getting an error in line 7 shown below the code. The plot shown below the code error is for the exponential function only without being multiplied by the csc(psi)^2 function which is what I need to plot. This is not a polar plot, but a traditional horizontal x and vertical y plot. I can use some guidance to make this work! Thank you!
clc
clear all
close all
theta=0:0.1:90;
psi=90:.1:0;
K=csc(psi).^2;
sc=csc(psi).^2*exp(-theta/30);
plot(theta,sc)
xlabel('Theta range');
ylabel('dB');
error message
Error using *
Incorrect dimensions for matrix multiplication. Check that the number of columns in the first matrix matches the number of
rows in the second matrix. To perform elementwise multiplication, use '.*'.
Error in scattering_coefficient_of_airborne_radar (line 7)
sc=csc(psi).^2*exp(-theta/30);

VBBV on 26 Mar 2022
Edited: VBBV on 26 Mar 2022
clc
clear all
close all
theta=0:0.1:90;
K=linspace(0,50,length(theta));
sc=K.*exp(-theta./30);
polarplot(theta*pi/180,sc) % scattering direction
%('[dB]')
Try in polar plot. This may be better in representing radar problems
Jose Iglesias on 26 Mar 2022
Thank you!

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