Creeping Ray Analysis of Resonance for Prolate Spheroid
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ARIZONA UNIV TUCSON DEPT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING
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A ray orbit resonance condition is postulated and shown to reproduce asymptotically the resonant frequencies of a prolate spheroid. The method uses local creeping rays associated with a smooth convex impedance surface. As expected, the method deteriorates for high aspect ratio spheroids where the tip radii of curvatures are electrically small. This work is an alternative approach to Howards earlier geometric treatment and gives the relation to creeping ray analysis. The theory provides impetus to the understanding of mode conversion and diffraction ray coupling near edges of such scatterers. Comparison of pole location, pole trajectories and layering is given.
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