Backscattering enhancement of electromagnetic waves from two-dimensional perfectly conducting random rough surfaces : A comparison of monte carlo simulations with experimental data

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal

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Author(s)

  • Joel T. Johnson
  • Leung Tsang
  • Robert T. Shin
  • K. Pak
  • Akira Ishimaru
  • Yasuo Kuga

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)748-756
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Volume44
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Predictions of an exact numerical model for scattering from a surface randomly rough in two directions are compared with experimental data. The numerical model is based on Monte Carlo simulation using an iteralive version of the method of moments known as the sparse-matrix flat-surface iterative approach (SMFSIA). Experimental data is obtained from millimeter wave laboratory experiments in which the bistatic scattering patterns of fabricated surfaces with known statistical parameters were measured. The surfaces studied have both a Gaussian height distribution and correlation function, so that their statistics are characterized by an rms height and correlation length. An rms height of 1 wavelength and correlation lengths ranging from 1.41-3 wavelengths are investigated in this paper, and the phenomenon of backscattering enhancement is observed both in the numerical predictions and experimental data. A comparison of the absolute value of the bistatic scattering coefficient as normalized by the incident power shows the theory and experiment to be in good agreement. ©1996 IEEE.

Citation Format(s)

Backscattering enhancement of electromagnetic waves from two-dimensional perfectly conducting random rough surfaces : A comparison of monte carlo simulations with experimental data. / Johnson, Joel T.; Tsang, Leung; Shin, Robert T.; Pak, K.; Chan, Chi H.; Ishimaru, Akira; Kuga, Yasuo.

In: IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 44, No. 5, 1996, p. 748-756.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal