A rigorous fast numerical method called E-PILE+SMCG is introduced and then used in a Monte Carlo study of scattering from a three dimensional perfectly electrical conductor (PEC) object below lossy soil rough surface. This method is the three dimensional (3D) extendability of PILE (Propagation-Inside-Layer Expansion) method which is proposed for two dimensional (2D) scattering problem. The rough surface with Gaussian profile is used to emulate the realistic situation of statistically rough surface, while the tapered incident wave is chosen to reduce the truncation error. The 3D angular correlation function (ACF) and bistatic scattering coefficient (BSC) are studied and applied to the detection of a target embedded in the clutter. The ACF is computed by using numerical method with circular azimuthal angle averaging technique. Because of its success in suppressing the clutter scattering, the technique appears attractive in real life implementation.
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