Scattering from arbitrarilyshaped lossy dielectric bodies of revolution
Abstract
A surface integral equation (SIE) technique is developed to analyze the scattering properties of arbitrarilyshaped lossy dielectric bodies of revolution. Two coupled vector integral equations formulated via Maxwell's equations, Green's theorem, and the boundary conditions are used. The unknown surface currents (both electric and magnetic) are calculated by, first, Fourier decomposition, and then, the moment method, Galerkin's procedure. The far scattered field and radar cross section (RCS) are then readily determined from the reciprocity theorem and the measurement matrix concept. For a dielectric sphere good agreement is obtained between the SIE and exact solutions. Solutions of a thick dielectric cylinder are next used to demonstrate the arbitrary geometry capability of the SIE method. This method is suitable for homogeneous dielectric bodies and only the axially incident plane wave is considered here. The method also applies for a wide range of dielectric parameters (with ∈_{r} from 1.44 to 80 and conductivity σ from 0 to 10^{3} mho/m).
 Publication:

Radio Science
 Pub Date:
 October 1977
 DOI:
 10.1029/RS012i005p00709
 Bibcode:
 1977RaSc...12..709W
 Keywords:

 Bodies Of Revolution;
 Dielectrics;
 Electromagnetic Scattering;
 Current Density;
 Cylindrical Bodies;
 Galerkin Method;
 Integral Equations;
 Maxwell Equation;
 Spheres;
 Vector Analysis;
 Communications and Radar