Scattering from an Open Spherical Shell Having a Circular Aperture and Enclosing a Concentric Dielectric Sphere

Richard W. Ziolkowski, Diane P. Marsl, Louis F. Libelo, Guy E. Pisane

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Abstract

The generalized dual series solution to the scattering of an arbitrary plane wave from an open spherical shell having a circular aperture and enclosing a concentric homogeneous dielectric sphere is presented. This solution explicitly exhibits the correct edge behavior, and it can handle spheres that are electrically small or large without special considerations. A variety of cross section results is presented for the normally incident case. It is shown that effectscorresponding to the presence of the interior cavity dominate all of the scattering data. In particular, the cross sections exhibit new resonance features that are due to the cavity-backed nature of the aperture and depend on the characteristics of the interior sphere. The results demonstrate that interior information is contained in the exterior scattering data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)985-999
Number of pages15
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Volume36
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1988

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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