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NUMERICAL TOTAL SCATTERING CROSS SECTION FROM REVERBERATING ELECTROMAGNETIC EXPERIMENTS

By I. El Baba, S. Lallechere, and P. Bonnet

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Abstract:
The total scattering cross section (TSCS) of various targets is computed in this letter from a numerical method in a reverberation chamber (RC). Theoretically TSCS measurements need both a free-space environment (for instance anechoic chamber modeled numerically by absorbing boundary conditions) and various plane waves' stimulations. The method developed allows predicting the TSCS from few simulations in a RC. The foundations and numerical results presented demonstrate the ability of the technique to straightforward compute the TSCS with the finite difference in time domain (FDTD) method. The agreement from these TSCS treatments in RC is finally obtained considering the expected results in free-space.

Citation:
I. El Baba, S. Lallechere, and P. Bonnet, "Numerical Total Scattering Cross Section from Reverberating Electromagnetic Experiments," Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 19, 127-135, 2010.
doi:10.2528/PIERL10102206

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