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Applied Theory of Electromagnetic Scattering and Diffraction

Osipov, Andrey and Tretyakov, Sergei (2006) Applied Theory of Electromagnetic Scattering and Diffraction. Helsinki University of Technology Radio Laboratory Reports, S 283. Helsinki University of Technology. 91 S. ISBN 951-22-8388-3. ISSN 1456-3835

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Abstract

This text is based on the lecture notes written for the post-graduate course in radio engineering, given at the Radio Laboratory of the Helsinki University of Technology in the spring semester of 2005. Solid knowledge of scattering and diffraction phenomena is the key for understanding a very large variety of radio and microwave applications. It is of course obvious that diffraction defines radar visibility of airplanes, ships, and other objects, but also radiation of antennas, for instance, can be considered as the process of scattering into space by the metal body of the antenna. The side-lobe and back-lobe levels of large reflector antennas are determined by diffraction on the reflector edge. Similar observations can be made, for instance, about matching waveguide devices. The matching effect is due to reflection and diffraction by some inhomogeneities inserted in a waveguide. The course is an advanced level introduction into the theory of scattering an diffraction of electromagnetic waves. Although the existing literature on scattering and diffraction is very large, we could not find a text book that would be appropriate for the course. For this reason, we have compiled lecture notes, and in this volume some part of the lecture material is systemized and presented in the book form.

Document Type:Book
Title:Applied Theory of Electromagnetic Scattering and Diffraction
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Osipov, AndreyUNSPECIFIED
Tretyakov, SergeiHelsinki University of Technology
Date:September 2006
Refereed publication:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:S 283
Number of Pages:91
Publisher:Helsinki University of Technology
Series Name:Helsinki University of Technology Radio Laboratory Reports
ISSN:1456-3835
ISBN:951-22-8388-3
Status:Published
Keywords:RCS, scattering matrix, scattering mechanisms, physical optics, physical theory of diffraction, separation of variables, Wiener-Hopf method, edge diffraction, creeping waves, cylinder, half plane, wedge, sphere, plate, cone
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Aircraft Research
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Military Technologies
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Microwaves and Radar Institute > Microwave Systems
Microwaves and Radar Institute
Deposited By: Dr. Andrey Osipov
Deposited On:30 Oct 2006
Last Modified:27 Apr 2009 13:10

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