Accession Number:

AD0673224

Title:

MULTIPLE SCATTERING OF ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES IN AN UNDERDENSE PLASMA.

Descriptive Note:

Research paper,

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA JASON DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

70.0

Abstract:

Scattering of electromagnetic waves by an extended underdense plasma is studied. The analysis begins with expressions for multiple scattering of waves. An explicit account of coherent scatterings leads to modified equations. These modified equations are used to derive a transport equation for the intensity a tensor expressed in polarization components. It is shown that this transport equation may be applied to the calculation of radar backscatter. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE