Radio Science

Pulse Return from a Low-Density Dielectric Cylinder


  • M. A. Plonus


A solution is presented for the backscattered field of plane-wave pulse modulated carrier incident broadside on a low-density dielectric circular cylinder. The pulse return is expressed in terms of the inverse Laplace transform of the CW backscattered fields. Finite cylinders are considered with use of the infinite cylinder fields in an approximation.