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MODELING WITH NURBS SURFACES USED FOR THE CALCULATION OF RCS

By Y. Zhao, X.-W. Shi, and L. Xu

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Abstract:
In this paper, the edge-facet model is transformed to the Non-Uniform Rational B-Spline (NURBS) model. The parameters of the knot vectors and the control points of NURBS are computed based on the data points on the surface of a target, and the NURBS model is constructed with the parameters. The degrees of the two parametric directions of a NURBS surface and the B-spline basis function are also analyzed. The relative errors between the NURBS models and the real models prove that the modeling method proposed in this paper is exact. Finally, the results of the Radar Cross Section (RCS) computed by the Physical Optics (PO) method with NURBS models are illustrated, and the results prove that the modeling method is of high precision and can be widely used in computational electromagnetics techniques.

Citation: (See works that cites this article)
Y. Zhao, X.-W. Shi, and L. Xu, "Modeling with NURBS Surfaces Used for the Calculation of RCS," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 78, 49-59, 2008.
doi:10.2528/PIER07082903
http://www.jpier.org/PIER/pier.php?paper=07082903

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