Accession Number:

ADA155739

Title:

Broadside Scattering of a Tubular Cylinder for Evaluation of Target Identification.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

152.0

Abstract:

The concept of target identification through its back scattering cross section, in the resonance region was investigated. Measurements from the broadside aspect angle of several scaled tubular cylinders have been used for this purpose. The experimental results and theoretical approximation for some of the cylinders are presented. That data will serve as the baseline for further investigation in this project. Detection by radar is done by detecting the back scattered electromagnetic signal returned from a target. The back scattered signal originates from the surface currents excited on the object when it is irradiated by an incident electromagnetic wave. Different targets have different outer surface that cause different surface currents to flow on the target when identical incident waves are irradiating the targets. Keywords Electromagnetic Scattering Target Identification Back Scattering Cross-Section Finite Tubular Cylinder.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE