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Radar Cross Section

Application ID: 8613

This tutorial model demonstrates the use of a background field in an electromagnetic scattering problem. Although this example is a boat hit by a radar, this same technique can be used in any situation where an isolated object meets electromagnetic waves from a distant source. For example, several orders of magnitude smaller, an equally common application is plasmon resonant nanoparticles. Besides setting up the background field and sweeping it over a range of angles of incidence, this model also shows you how to compute the far-field and the radar cross section.

This application was built using the following:

RF Module