Accession Number : ADA187570

Title :   Backscattering from Three Dimensional Conducting Bodies.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Aug 77-30 Sep 78,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES DEPT OF ENGINEERING SYSTEMS

Personal Author(s) : Leondes, Cornelius T

PDF Url : ADA187570

Report Date : Oct 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : The report investigates electromagnetic backscattering from three dimensional objects. It uses the following simulation approaches: physical optics together with the physical theory of diffraction; numerical methods; geometrical optics with the geometric theory of diffraction. Physical objects modelled are a sphere and a spherical segment. The report concludes that geometrical optics together with the geometric theory of diffraction is the most practical way of calculating EM backscatter from conducting objects. Keywords: Synthetic aperture radar; Radar target models; High frequency.

Descriptors :   *BACKSCATTERING, *DIFFRACTION, *ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, *OPTICS, *RADAR TARGETS, *SPHERES, *SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR, GEOMETRY, HIGH FREQUENCY, MODELS, NUMERICAL METHODS AND PROCEDURES, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, SIMULATION, THEORY, THREE DIMENSIONAL

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE