A PROPOSED SCATTERING RANGE FOR SIMULATED ECHO AREA MEASUREMENTS OF PLASMA-COATED OBJECTS
Scientific rept. no. 10
OHIO STATE UNIV RESEARCH FOUNDATION COLUMBUS ANTENNA LAB
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A scattering range is proposed for use in experimentally simulating echo area measurements of dielectric bodies and dielectric-coated bodies with dielectric constant less than one. These investigations were initiated due to interest in plasma coatings satellites in the ionosphere. The optimum parameters of the scattering range and the liquid to be used as the ambient medium are discussed. While no conventional dielectric has the required properties, a mixture of Rutile 42 by volume in transil oil was found to have the required properties for use as the ambient medium. Settling problems can be greatly alleviated with little change in electrical properties by adding petrolatum to the mixture.
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