Keywords

Aerosols, Electromagnetic waves, Electromagnetic scattering, Microwaves

Abstract

This thesis deals with the reflective properties of selected aerosols subjected to microwave radiation. The backscatter cross section of a sphere is developed analytically as a basis for experimental verification. The most pertinent material parameters necessary for maximum reflectivity are discussed and are used to justify the aerosols selected for the experiment. The experimental procedures and the equipment calibration techniques are prefaced by a discussion of the design and the construction of the aerosol chamber and the microwave source apparatus. The experimental results and the calculated backscatter cross section of the aerosols listed are examined. Conclusions are discussed and applications of the results are offered for consideration.

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Graduation Date

1973

Advisor

Erickson, Ernest E.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Format

PDF

Pages

viii, 31 pages

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0012258

Subjects

Aerosols, Electromagnetic waves -- Scattering, Microwaves

Collection (Linked data)

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

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Engineering Commons

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