RAMI IV phase
This page provides access to test cases (experiments) belonging to the ABSTRACT canopy category of RAMI-IV test cases.
ABSTRACT canopies are generated solely on the basis of disc-shaped scatterers which are then distributed in various manners through the available canopy volume.
For any model m that simulates a BRF in a given band (λ), viewing (Ωv) and illumination (Ω0) geometry over a surface target with structure (ζ) one can compute a corresponding En number:
where x is the model simulated BRF, X is the reference BRF under identical conditions, and U is the expanded uncertainty of the model (x) or reference (X). Within RAMI-IV the expanded uncertainty of the model was not known. The expanded uncertainty of the reference was set to twice the standard uncertainty of the reference which was known. If one assumed the standard uncertainty of the model to lie just within the limits of the tolerable uncertainty (that is 3% of the reference BRF here) one can compute Ux assuming a coverage factor of 2 (just as was done for the reference BRF).
Should the absolute value of the resulting En number be larger than unity then one knows that model m does not satisfy the imposed 3% accuracy criterion.
En numbers were computed for each one of the several thousand BRF simulations of model m, their absolute value was taken and the resulting series was sorted in increasing order. Next, the 95th percentile of this series was chosen. Should the corresponding |En|0.95 value be less than unity then at least 95% of all BRF simulations agree with the 3% accuracy criteria for BRFs.