Accession Number:

ADA050243

Title:

Infrared Detection of Surface Charge and Current Distributions.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Dec 76-1 Dec 77,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

105.0

Abstract:

Knowledge of the charge and current distributions is essential in many applications of antenna design and placement, electromagnetic scattering, and electromagnetic compatability. Although it is possible to measure these quantities directly on a given object using electrically small probes, it is an extremely slow, tedious, and expensive process. To avoid this, computer analysis of structures has become increasingly important. These models require assumptions concerning geometry, wire size, boundary conditions, and the like. In all such investigations, model verification has become important. Clearly, a technique yielding real-time measurement of charge and current magnitude distributions has obvious advantages.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE