On the scattering cross section of passive linear arrays

L. Solymar

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    Abstract

    A general formula is derived for the scattering cross section of a passiven-element linear array consisting of isotropic radiators. When all the reactances are tuned out and scattering in the mirror direction is investigated, it is found thatA_{sr}, the relative scattering cross section is equal to the square of the maximum gain the array can produce. As a consequence, for forward scattering in the limiting case of zero spacing between the elements,A_{sr} = n^{4}.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalI E E E Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
    Volume21
    Issue number3
    Pages (from-to)391-392
    ISSN0018-926X
    Publication statusPublished - 1973

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