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RADAR CROSS-SECTION STUDIES OF SPHERICAL LENS REFLECTORS

By S. S. Vinogradov, P. D. Smith, J. S. Kot, and N. Nikolic

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Abstract:
The reflectivity of a Spherical Lens Reflector is investigated. The scattering of an electromagnetic plane wave by a Spherical Lens Reflector is treated as a classical boundary value problem for Maxwell's equations. No restrictions are imposed on the electrical size of reflectors and the angular size of the metallic spherical cap. The competitiveness of the Spherical Lens Reflector against the Luneberg Lens Reflector is demonstrated. It has been found that Spherical Lens Reflectors with relative dielectric constant in the range 3.4 ≤ εr ≤ 3.7 possess better spectral performance than 3- or 5-layer Luneberg Lens Reflectors in a wide frequency range.

Citation: (See works that cites this article)
S. S. Vinogradov, P. D. Smith, J. S. Kot, and N. Nikolic, "Radar Cross-Section Studies of Spherical Lens Reflectors," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 72, 325-337, 2007.
doi:10.2528/PIER07031206
http://www.jpier.org/PIER/pier.php?paper=07031206

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