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HIGH-FREQUENCY METHOD FOR TERAHERTZ RADAR CROSS SECTION OF CONDUCTIVE TARGETS IN FREE SPACE

By H. Hua, Y.-S. Jiang, and Y. He

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Abstract:
The high-frequency method for the prediction of the terahertz (THz) radar cross section (RCS) of conductive targets with extremely electrically large size in free space was presented. In order to consider the scattering fields of the perfectly electric conducting (PEC) targets with extremely electrically large size in free space, the Green's function was introduced into the conventional physical optics (PO) method which was combined with the graphical electromagnetic computing (GRECO) method and improved using the partition display algorithm. The shadow regions were eliminated quickly by displaying lists of OpenGL to rebuild the targets, and the geometry information was attained by reading the color and depth of each pixel. The THz RCS of conductive targets can be exactly calculated in free space. The RCS comparison between the partition display GRECO prediction by the self-written Visual C++ 2010 program and the simulation of FEKO software with the large element PO method proves the validity and accuracy of the proposed method. The results provide an important basis and method for the potential applications of THz radar in many fields such as military, astronomy and remote sensing.

Citation:
H. Hua, Y.-S. Jiang, and Y. He, "High-Frequency Method for Terahertz Radar Cross Section of Conductive Targets in Free Space," Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, Vol. 59, 193-204, 2014.
doi:10.2528/PIERB14012702

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