Accession Number:

ADP006144

Title:

Multiple Scattering of Waves in Random Media Containing Non-Spherical Scatterers,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK

Report Date:

1987-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

This paper considers the effect of multiple scattering, scatterer geometry, statistics of the positional and orientational distribution functions on the propagation of time harmonic electromagnetic waves in a medium containing a random distribution of non-spherical scatterers. Some of the features that complicate the analysis are - 1 the size of the scatterers is comparable to the wavelength of the propagating wave 2 the volume fraction occupied by the scatterers need no necessarily be small 3 the impedance mismatch between the scatterers and the host medium need not necessarily be small. These in turn necessitate some of the effects we wish to focus on namely - detailed modeling of scatterer geometry and scatterer response, multiple scattering effects and the effect of correlations.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE