By P. Lacomme, J.C. Marchais, J.P. Hardange, E. Normant
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In the case of a point target (a single reflector), the equiphase surface is a sphere centered on this point. 10 Sum and Difference Signals The direction indicated is correct. 3 is zero (and RCS is zero), the equiphase area is deformed; the phase rotates by 2π when θ varies by ∆θ. 11). The difference signal is no longer in phase with the sum signal. 11 Angular Glint The fluctuation in direction of a complex target caused by target noise is known as glint. Glint greatly reduces angular tracking accuracy of this type of target.
The height of sea waves). The greater the ratio, the greater the reflection. The Polarization of Wave and Incidence Angle Reflection phenomena are greater for waves whose incidence forms a low grazing angle (a phenomenon that can easily be observed optically over a stretch of water). Reflection phenomena also depend on polarization. 5 shows one example of variations in ρ with these parameters. Note that, for these measurements, the coefficient ρ is close to –1 (magnitude 1, phase 180°) at low grazing angles, whatever the polarization.
Chapter 5 will study their properties. 3 The Role of the Troposphere The troposphere is the lower, non-ionized part of the atmosphere in which aircraft travel. It acts as a refractive medium. 1 Normal Propagation The atmosphere is characterized by a refractive index, n, that is close to one but varies with air density, and thus with temperature and altitude. 25 , = dh RT where RT is the earth’s radius. The principle of refraction is well known in optics. The angle of incidence i Q ⋅ VLQ U , and the angle of refraction r are linked by the equation Q ⋅ VLQ L where n1 and n2 are indexes of the mediums 1 and 2.
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