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Limits on diffractive scattering by woven radome membranes to 900 GHz
Author(s): Mohammed N. Afsar; Igor I. Tkachov; Tom Wells
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Paper Abstract

Transmittance of 'Gore-Tex' woven radome membranes with various diameter of threads and thickness of the laminate has been studied as a continuous function of frequency over the range 90-900 GHz by utilizing Fourier transform spectroscopy. For the first time the transmittance has been measured with various angles of incidence of the incident wave. Strong diffractive scattering has been found above the frequency with wavelength comparable with period of the fabrics. Gore-Tex woven membrane materials are suitable for radome applications up to 1000 GHz.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 December 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2842, Millimeter and Submillimeter Waves and Applications III, (18 December 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.262756
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Mohammed N. Afsar, Tufts Univ. (United States)
Igor I. Tkachov, Tufts Univ. (United States)
Tom Wells, Electronic Space Systems Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2842:
Millimeter and Submillimeter Waves and Applications III
Mohammed N. Afsar, Editor(s)

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