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4 September 1998 Ultrawideband scattering from and the resonances of buried dielectric mines
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A method of moments (MoM) analysis has been developed for the calculation of electromagnetic scattering from and the natural resonances of a dielectric body of revolution (BOR) embedded in a layered medium (the half-space problem constituting a special case). The layered-medium parameters can be lossy and dispersive, of interest for simulating soil. To make such an analysis tractable for ultra-wideband (short-pulse) applications and the calculation of natural resonances, we use the method of complex images to evaluate Sommerfeld-type integrals, characteristic of the dyadic Green's function of a layered medium. Example wideband scattering results as well as results for the fundamental natural resonant frequency are presented for a model plastic mine. Of special interest here is the influence of the background soil environment (e.g., water content, covering snow layer) on the ultra-wideband (UWB) scattering signature and the late-time resonances of plastic mines.
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Norbert Geng and Lawrence Carin "Ultrawideband scattering from and the resonances of buried dielectric mines", Proc. SPIE 3392, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets III, (4 September 1998); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.324237
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