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Study and characterization of three-dimensional angular distributions of acoustic scattering from spheroidal targets
Author(s): Jacob George; Michael F. Werby
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Paper Abstract

This paper reports a study of three-dimensional angular distributions of scattering strength associated with the flexural and Rayleigh resonances of a solid elastic spheroid, using the extended boundary condition method. The phenomenon of focusing of scattering strength into a disclike pattern caused by an elongated rigid spheroid is also investigated. Flexural resonances are found to produce strong scattering into four almost symmetrical lobes, as much as 20 dB above the nonresonance background. Rayleigh resonances are weaker, but significant portions of the scattered energy are directed into steep angles. The significance of this, and of the disclike scattering pattern due to the elongated rigid spheroid in waveguide situations, is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1471, Automatic Object Recognition, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.44868
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Jacob George, Naval Oceanographic and Atmospheric Research Lab. (United States)
Michael F. Werby, Naval Oceanographic and Atmospheric Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1471:
Automatic Object Recognition
Firooz A. Sadjadi, Editor(s)

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