On the scattering of electromagnetic waves by bodies buried in a half-space with locally rough interface

Yasemin Altuncu*, Ali Yapar, Ibrahim Akduman

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A method for the scattering of electromagnetic waves from cylindrical bodies of arbitrary materials and cross sections buried beneath a rough interface is presented. The problem is first reduced to the solution of a Fredholm integral equation of the second kind through the Green's function of the background medium. The integral equation is treated here by an application of the method of moments (MoM). The Green's function of the two-part space with rough interface is obtained by a novel approach which is based on the assumption that the perturbations of the rough surface from a planar one are objects located at both sides of the planar boundary. Such an approach allows one to formulate the problem as a scattering of cylindrical waves from buried cylindrical bodies which is solved by means of MoM. The method is effective for surfaces having a localized and arbitrary roughness. Numerical simulations are carried out to validate the results and to show the effects of some parameters on the total field. The present formulation permits one to get the near and far field expression of the scattered wave.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1435-1443
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006


Manuscript received August 12, 2005; revised November 15, 2005. This work was supported by the Turkish Scientific and Technological Research Council (TUBITAK) under Grant 105E029. The authors are with the Istanbul Technical University, Electrical and Electronics Engineering Faculty, 34469 Maslak, Istanbul, Turkey. Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/TGRS.2006.870436

FundersFunder number
Consejo Nacional para Investigaciones Científicas y Tecnológicas


    • Buried object
    • Rough surface
    • Scattering


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