Ultra Wide Band Radar Cross Section Reduction of a Perfectly Electric Conductor Sphere by the Application of Multilayer Metamaterial Coatings

Homayoon Oraizi, Ali Abdolali, Mahmoud Fallah

Abstract


A full-wave analytical method using the addition theorems and Hertzian potential functions are used to compute the radar cross section of a sphere coated by several layers composed of common materials and metamaterials. The minimization and maximization of radar cross section of a perfectly electric conductor sphere with such coatings are realized in a frequency band-width and in a wide interval of angles. One of the novelities of this contribution is, taking into dispersion relations of physically realizable metamaterials. So that the optimization procedure for RCS reduction is applied due to the coefficients describing dispersion characteristics.  The method of least square is used for the design of a class of radar absorbing materials. The minimization of the error functions are performed by the combination of genetic algorithm and conjugate gradient method. It is shown that the proposed method of computation of radar cross section and its extremization effectively leads to the design of dispersive and isotropic metamaterials for the realization of radar absorbing materials.

Keywords


Metamaterial; Multilayer; Perfect Electric Conductor; Radar Cross Section.

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