THE BORN APPROXIMATION APPLIED TO ELECTROMAGNETIC SCATTERING FROM A FINITE CONE.
Scientific rept. no. 2,
PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IND SCHOOL OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
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This report contains a discussion of the Kirchhoff, or physical optics, approximation used in determining the fields scattered from perfectly conducting obstacles. The basic assumptions implicit in this method are investigated and it is shown that this method fails to predict the depolarization phenomenon expected when obstacles lacking symmetry are considered. Finally, the Born approximation is applied to the determination of the fields scattered from a perfectly conducting finite cone immersed in a plane electromagnetic wave. The second Born approximation is calculated using spherical eigenfunction expansions. The numerical investigation indicates, however, that this solution converges slowly. Author