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# C. Ryan

Bio: C. Ryan is an academic researcher from Ohio State University. The author has contributed to research in topics: Creeping wave & Diffraction. The author has an hindex of 5, co-authored 6 publications receiving 247 citations.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors used the geometrical theory of diffraction to obtain the backscattered field for plane-wave incidence on a target with particular emphasis on those regions that are usually avoided, namely, the caustic region and its immediate vicinity.

Abstract: The fields diffracted by a body made up of finite axially symmetric cone frustums are obtained using the concepts of the geometrical theory of diffraction. The backscattered field for plane-wave incidence on such a target is obtained with particular emphasis on those regions that are usually avoided, namely, the caustic region and its immediate vicinity. The method makes use of equivalent electric and magnetic current sources which are incorporated in the geometrical theory of diffraction. This solution is such that it is readily incorporated in a general computer program, rather than requiring that a new program be written for each shape. Several results, such as the cone, the cylinder and the conically capped cylinder, are given. In addition, the method is readily applied to antenna problems. An example which is reported consists of the radiation by a stub over a circular ground plane. This present theory yields quite good agreement with experimental results reported by Lopez, whereas the original theory given by Lopez is in error by as much as 10 dB.

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TL;DR: In this article, a compact dyadic diffraction coefficient for electromagnetic waves obliquely incident on a curved edse formed by perfectly conducting curved plane surfaces is obtained, which is based on Keller's method of the canonical problem, which in this case is the perfectly conducting wedge illuminated by cylindrical, conical, and spherical waves.

Abstract: A compact dyadic diffraction coefficient for electromagnetic waves obliquely incident on a curved edse formed by perfectly conducting curved ot plane surfaces is obtained. This diffraction coefficient remains valid in the transition regions adjacent to shadow and reflection boundaries, where the diffraction coefficients of Keller's original theory fail. Our method is based on Keller's method of the canonical problem, which in this case is the perfectly conducting wedge illuminated by plane, cylindrical, conical, and spherical waves. When the proper ray-fixed coordinate system is introduced, the dyadic diffraction coefficient for the wedge is found to be the sum of only two dyads, and it is shown that this is also true for the dyadic diffraction coefficients of higher order edges. One dyad contains the acoustic soft diffraction coefficient; the other dyad contains the acoustic hard diffraction coefficient. The expressions for the acoustic wedge diffraction coefficients contain Fresenel integrals, which ensure that the total field is continuous at shadow and reflection boundaries. The diffraction coefficients have the same form for the different types of edge illumination; only the arguments of the Fresnel integrals are different. Since diffraction is a local phenomenon, and locally the curved edge structure is wedge shaped, this result is readily extended to the curved wedge. It is interesting that even though the polarizations and the wavefront curvatures of the incident, reflected, and diffracted waves are markedly different, the total field calculated from this high-frequency solution for the curved wedge is continuous at shadow and reflection boundaries.

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors derived explicit expressions for equivalent edge currents for an arbitrary local wedge angle and arbitrary directions of illumination and observation, based on an asymptotic relationship between the surface radiation integral of the physical theory of diffraction and the line radiation integral.

Abstract: Explicit expressions for equivalent edge currents are derived for an arbitrary local wedge angle and arbitrary directions of illumination and observation. Thereby the method of equivalent currents (MEC) is completed as a practically applicable theory of the electromagnetic high-frequency diffraction by edges. The derivation is based on an asymptotic relationship between the surface radiation integral of the physical theory of diffraction (PTD) and the line radiation integral of MEC, and the resulting expressions are deduced from the exact solutions of the canonical wedge problem.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors employed the uniform geometrical theory of diffraction (GTD) for calculating the edge diffracted fields from the finite ground plane of a microstrip antenna.

Abstract: The uniform geometrical theory of diffraction (GTD) is employed for calculating the edge diffracted fields from the finite ground plane of a microstrip antenna. The source field from the radiating patch is calculated by two different methods: the slot theory and the modal expansion theory. Many numerical and measured results are presented to demonstrate the accuracy of the calculations and the finite ground plane edge effect.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors used the geometrical theory of diffraction to obtain the backscattered field for plane-wave incidence on a target with particular emphasis on those regions that are usually avoided, namely, the caustic region and its immediate vicinity.

Abstract: The fields diffracted by a body made up of finite axially symmetric cone frustums are obtained using the concepts of the geometrical theory of diffraction. The backscattered field for plane-wave incidence on such a target is obtained with particular emphasis on those regions that are usually avoided, namely, the caustic region and its immediate vicinity. The method makes use of equivalent electric and magnetic current sources which are incorporated in the geometrical theory of diffraction. This solution is such that it is readily incorporated in a general computer program, rather than requiring that a new program be written for each shape. Several results, such as the cone, the cylinder and the conically capped cylinder, are given. In addition, the method is readily applied to antenna problems. An example which is reported consists of the radiation by a stub over a circular ground plane. This present theory yields quite good agreement with experimental results reported by Lopez, whereas the original theory given by Lopez is in error by as much as 10 dB.

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TL;DR: A summary of the development and verifications of a computer code, RECOTA (return from complex target), developed at Boeing Aerospace for calculating the radar cross section of complex targets is presented in this article.

Abstract: A summary of the development and verifications of a computer code, RECOTA (return from complex target), developed at Boeing Aerospace for calculating the radar cross section of complex targets is presented. The code utilizes a computer-aided design package for modeling target geometry in terms of facets and wedges. It is based on physical optics, physical theory of diffraction, ray tracing, and semiempirical formulations, and it accounts for shadowing, multiple scattering and discontinuities for monostatic calculations. >

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