On the electromagnetic scattering of a chaff cloud

Z. D. Zaharis, J. N. Sahalos

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Scattering characteristics of a chaff are investigated, using a cloud of wire dipoles. The influence of mutual coupling between the dipoles is taken into account. The cloud is studied in terms of the resonant conditions. Algorithms to specify the stochastic distribution of the dipole positions and orientations are constructed. Finally, the possibility of tracing an obscure target behind the cloud is examined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-135
Number of pages7
JournalElectrical Engineering
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2003


  • Chaff cloud
  • Dipole cloud
  • Electromagnetic scattering
  • Radar cross-section
  • Target detection


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