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An exact solution to the problem of scattering of electromagnetic waves from a perfect electromagnetic conducting spheroid is presented, using the method of separation of variables. The formulation of the problem is realised by expanding the incident as well as the scattered electromagnetic fields in terms of appropriate spheroidal vector wave functions and imposing the appropriate boundary conditions at the surface of the spheroid. This generates a set of simultaneous equations, the solution of which yields the unknown coefficients associated with the expansion of the scattered electromagnetic field. Results are presented in the form of normalised bistatic and backscattering cross-sections for spheroids of different axial ratios, sizes and admittances, for both transverse electric and transverse magnetic polarisations of the incident wave.
Date of Publication: October 2008