Accession Number : ADA304997

Title :   Scattering from Rough Plates.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Waddell, John M.

PDF Url : ADA304997

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : The radar cross section (RCS) of rough rectangular plates was studied using Monte Carlo simulations with the method of moments (MM) and physical optics (PO), and by computing the mean power pattern. For both the MM and PO based simulations a plate in the xy plane is represented by a collection of small triangles. The roughness of the surface is obtained by randomly displacing the z coordinates of the triangle nodes. The main focus of the study was to look at the effects rough surfaces have on the off principal plane regions.

Descriptors :   *RADAR REFLECTIONS, SURFACE ROUGHNESS, THESES, ELECTROMAGNETIC SCATTERING, MONTE CARLO METHOD, NODES, PLATES, RADAR CROSS SECTIONS, METHOD OF MOMENTS.

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE