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Radar cross section reduction of a cavity in the ground plane: TE polarization

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  • The reduction of backscatter radar cross section(RCS) in TE polarization for a rectangular cavity embedded in the ground plane is investigated in this paper. It is established by placing a thin, multilayered radar absorbing material(RAM) with possibly different permittivities at the bottom of the cavity. A minimization problem with respect to the backscatter RCS is formulated to determine the synthesis of RAM. The underlying scattered field is governed by a generalized Helmholtz equation with transparent boundary condition. The gradient with respect to the material permittivity is derived by the adjoint state method. A fast solver for the Helmholtz equation is presented for the optimization scheme. Numerical examples are presented to show the efficiency of the algorithm for RCS reduction.
    Mathematics Subject Classification: 35Q93, 35J05.


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