Accession Number:

ADA248431

Title:

Studies of the Polarimetric Dependence of Enhanced Backscattering from One-Dimensional Surfaces

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Jul-14 Nov 1991

Corporate Author:

GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA SCHOOL OF PHYSICS

Report Date:

1991-12-15

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

We conduct theoretical calculations that study the diffuse scattering properties of surfaces that are randomly rough in one dimension. The four distinct elements of the Stokes matrix of such a surface are calculated using numerical techniques that employ exact methods to determine the scattered field. The behavior of the Stokes matrix elements are interpreted explicitly in terms of multiple scattering. The surfaces parameters chosen are the same as used in recent experiments. The investigations clarify the physical origins of disagreement between theoretical and experimental results in this field. Electromagnetic Scattering, Polarization, Rough Surfaces, Backscattering Enhancement.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE