Properties of the linear polarization bistatic scattering matrix
Abstract
When the plane containing the transmitter and receiver lines of sight is used as the polarization reference plane, the scattering matrix characterizing linearly polarized bistatic scattering from planesymmetric targets exhibits scattering geometry symmetries which can be exploited to reduce the time and expense in obtaining bistatic scattering data from static range measurements and theoretical or computer calculations. In this report the linear polarization symmetry relations are derived and used to determine the minimum number of measurements needed for the complete characterization of target scattering.
 Publication:

NASA STI/Recon Technical Report N
 Pub Date:
 March 1980
 Bibcode:
 1980STIN...8028589H
 Keywords:

 Electromagnetic Scattering;
 Linear Polarization;
 Matrices (Mathematics);
 Multistatic Radar;
 Bodies Of Revolution;
 Computation;
 Radar Cross Sections;
 S Matrix Theory;
 Communications and Radar