Three-Dimensional Vector Modeling and Restoration of Flat Finite Wave Tank Radiometric Measurements

William M. Truman, Constantine A. Balanis, John J. Holmes

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In this paper, a three-dimensional Fourier transform in version method describing the interaction between water surface emitted radiation from a flat finite wave tank and antenna radiation characteristics is reported. The transform technique represents the scanning of the antenna mathematically as a correlation. Computation time is reduced by using the efficient and economical fast Fourier transform algorithm. To verify the inversion method, computations have been made and compared with known data and other available results. The technique has been used to restore data of the finite wave tank system and other available antenna temperature measurements made at the Cape Cod Canal. The restored brightness temperatures serve as better representations of the emitted radiation than the measured antenna temperatures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-104
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1977
Externally publishedYes

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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