Measurements of Millimeter Pulse Wave Backscattering from a Cylindrical Object near a Flat Boundary

Daisuke MATSUBARA  Shigeo ITO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E88-B   No.9   pp.3815-3818
Publication Date: 2005/09/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e88-b.9.3815
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Antennas and Propagation
pulse response,  scattering,  millimeter waves,  radar,  

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The transient scattering characteristics of millimeter waves from a cylindrical object near a flat boundary were measured by the 50 GHz scatterometer to evaluate the multiple interactions of scattered waves with the objects and the boundary. Both perfectly conducting and dielectric cylinders are considered as a scattering object. The pulse intensities including waves scattered first from the object and then from the flat boundary or vice versa are shown to be significantly influenced by the distance from the object to the boundary, depending on the refractive index of the object. The observed higher order responses including the multiple scattering between the object and the boundary are also discussed. A preliminary comparison of the measured and calculated pulse responses for the perfectly conducting object is presented at slightly oblique incidence on a flat boundary.