Accession Number:

ADA071008

Title:

Bistatic Scattering Reflection Asymmetry and Polarization Reversal Symmetry.

Descriptive Note:

Technical note,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-04-17

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

Circularly polarized bistatic scattering from plane-symmetric targets with otherwise arbitrary electrical properties exhibits reflection asymmetries and polarization reversal symmetries which are useful for bistatic radar data interpretation. In addition, the symmetries can be used to reduce the time and expense in obtaining bistatic scattering data from static range measurements and theoretical or computer calculations. The reflection asymmetry and polarization reversal symmetry relations are derived in this note. The symmetry relations are then combined with the principle of electromagnetic reciprocity to determine the minimum number of measurements needed to completely characterize target scattering. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE