Aerosols, Electromagnetic waves, Electromagnetic scattering, Microwaves
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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Erickson, Ernest E.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Engineering
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Aerosols, Electromagnetic waves -- Scattering, Microwaves
Speh, Paul Edward, "A Study of the Microwave Reflective Properties of Aerosols" (1973). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 75.