Bistatic Radar Cross Sections of Chaff
FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS LAB
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Bistatic cross sections applicable to scattering from a cloud of randomly positioned and randomly oriented resonant dipoles, or chaff, are found. The chaff cloud can have an arbitrary location relative to an illuminating radar and the radar antenna can have an arbitrarily specified polarization. The receiver can be located arbitrarily in relation to the radar and chaff cloud and can also have arbitrary polarization different from transmitter antenna. Average cross sections are found a preferred receiver polarization, and the corresponding orthogonal polarization. Results are reduced to simple, easily applied expressions, and several examples are developed to illustrate the ease with which the general results can be applied in practice.
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