Scan Performance of Small Spherical Retro-Reflectors

Gray, D. and Le Kernec, J. (2020) Scan Performance of Small Spherical Retro-Reflectors. In: 2019 International Radar Conference, Toulon, France, 23-27 Sept 2019, ISBN 9781728126609 (doi: 10.1109/RADAR41533.2019.171391)

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A number of historical small spherical lens retroreflectors were simulated in a commercially available antenna simulator. This 1dBm 2 class retro-reflectors had radii of 2 free space wavelengths, allowing the use of a minimal number of layers to approximate the theoretical Luneburg profile. It was found that further simplification to a 2-layer lens or a single custom material lens were practical. In both cases, RCS of 1.5dBm 2 were achieved with 3dB scan ranges of 110° in simulation.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Le Kernec, Dr Julien
Authors: Gray, D., and Le Kernec, J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 IEEE
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