High-Frequency Backscattering From a Perfectly Conducting Sphere Coated With a Radially Inhomogeneous Dielectric
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1971 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 6, Issue 10, pages 893–901, October 1971
How to Cite
1971), High-Frequency Backscattering From a Perfectly Conducting Sphere Coated With a Radially Inhomogeneous Dielectric, Radio Sci., 6(10), 893–901, doi:10.1029/RS006i010p00893.(
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Received: 17 FEB 1969
In this paper, the backscattered electric field is derived when a plane electromagnetic wave is incident upon a perfectly conducting sphere coated with a radially inhomogeneous dielectric. The Mie series is obtained and then subjected to an asymptotic analysis that is valid for very short wave-lengths. In particular, the first two terms for the reflected portion of the electric field are derived and the formulation for the creeping wave contribution is presented. Also, a numerical computation of the monostatic cross section is performed for various thicknesses of the coating by considering the reflected portion of the backscattered electric field. It is shown that this particular type of inhomogeneous sheath reduces considerably the monostatic cross section of the perfectly conducting sphere as its thickness increases.