Accession Number : AD0659327

Title :   RADAR CROSS SECTIONS FOR TOTALLY REFLECTING SPHERES,

Corporate Author : ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES LAB WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE N MEX

Personal Author(s) : Christian,Larry O.

Report Date : AUG 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : The backscatter efficiency factors (radar cross section divided by geometrical cross section) for totally reflecting spheres have been calculated using exact Mie theory. The results are presented both in tabular and graphical form for the size parameter (circumference of sphere divided by wavelength of incident radiation) range from 0.01 to 19.95 in increments of 0.01. Comparison between these theoretical calculations and experimental measurements shows very close agreement (less than 4.4% difference) in five of seven cases. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADAR CROSS SECTIONS, *SPHERES), (*BACKSCATTERING, TABLES(DATA)), THEORY, REFRACTIVE INDEX, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, REFLECTION, EFFICIENCY, CALIBRATION, STANDARDS, ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, MEASUREMENT

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE