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A corrugated surface with low backscatter

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2 Author(s)
Bhattacharyya, A.K. ; Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India ; Tandon, S.

A low backscatter corrugated metal surface has been designed, fabricated, and tested forH-polarized transverse electromagnetic (TEM) incident waves. The problem has been formulated using the scattering matrix approach and reflection and transmission co-efficients at the fin-air interface are determined using an integral equation approach. Hence, an expression for monostatic radar cross section (RCS) is obtained. The RCS has been experimentally measured using a continous wave (CW) radar and good agreement has been obtained with theoretical results. The fin-corrugated surface gives a rather small return (35 dB down with respect to the flat conducting plate of same size) for incident angles up to80.6degwhen the period of corrugation a is in the rangelambda/2 < a < lambda.

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Antennas and Propagation, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:32 ,  Issue: 8 )

Date of Publication:

Aug 1984

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