Measurement techniques of electrical parameters of surface materials in the x-band region
Rohde, Frederick W.; Hevenor, Richard A.; Simental, Edmundo.
Research noteAbstract: Based on an in-depth study of the propagation of EM plane waves and TE10 waves in materials, the relationships between wave propagation parameters and the electrical parameters of the materials are established. Quantities that are related to wave propagation parameters and can be measured are defined. Potential measurement techniques are analyzed and evaluated. Two measurement techniques are identified as suitable for surface material measurements. A measurement system called Radar Parameter Instrumentation is described.
U.S. Army Engineer Topographic Laboratories.Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Complex electric permittivity; Microwave measurements; Plane waves in lossy media; Radar signature; Surface materials; TE 10 Waves in lossy media
ETL ; 0304.
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