Electromagnetic scattering from targets above rough surfaces

Tsenchieh Chiu, Kamal Sarabandi

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articlepeer-review


In this paper, an analytical solution for predicting the near-field interaction between a scatterer and a rough surface is presented. This solution is derived using a novel technique based on the reciprocity theorem. This approach is extremely efficient, since only the current distribution of isolated scatterers are needed to evaluate the interaction in the far-field region. In specific, the second moments of the backscatter fields form a circular dielectric cylinder above a slightly rough surface with inhomogeneous dielectric profile are derived. The accuracy of the theoretical formulation is verified by conducting polarimetric backscatter measurements from a lossy dielectric cylinder above a slightly rough surface. Excellent agreement between the theoretical prediction and experimental results is obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1156-1157
Number of pages2
JournalIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest)
StatePublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium. Part 1 (of 4) - Montreal, Can
Duration: 13 Jul 199718 Jul 1997


Dive into the research topics of 'Electromagnetic scattering from targets above rough surfaces'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this