Scattering of Short Radar Pulses from Multiple Wires and from a Chaff Cloud

  • Herbert Überall
  • Yanping Guo


We here present a calculation of the transient, short-pulse response of perfectly conducting wires, and its extension to chaff clouds consisting of multiple, randomly distributed and oriented wires (modeled by up to 12,000 wires of equal length). This calculation is based on the analytic wire cross section formulas of Einarsson1. These have been programed by us using computer-generated random-number sets of position and orientation parameters, in order to obtain responses characteristic for the size of the chaff cloud, and its wire distribution in location and orientation.


Incident Pulse Wire Length Single Wire Wire Location Wire Radius 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Herbert Überall
    • 1
  • Yanping Guo
    • 2
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentCatholic University of AmericaUSA
  2. 2.Johns Hopkins Applied Physics LaboratoryLaurelUSA

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