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Note on the scattering of waves by rough surfaces

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Ruffine, R. ; RCA Defense Electronic Products, Plasma and Space Applied Physics, Princeton, NJ, USA

A calculation of back scattering from a rough surface using Huygen's principle is carried out along the lines introduced by Davies. Davies original equation is extended to include a contribution from the component of the surface normal which is parallel to the average surface. The effect of this component is to multiply the usual expression for incoherent backscatter by a factor of1/ cos^{4} PsiwherePsiis the angle between the radar line of sight and the normal to the average surface.

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Antennas and Propagation, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:12 ,  Issue: 6 )

Date of Publication:

Nov 1964

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