RCS and Near Field of a Dielectric Sphere

Calculate the radar cross section and the near field inside and outside of a dielectric sphere using the surface equivalence principle (SEP).

Figure 1. 3D view of a dielectric sphere with a plane wave (source).

The bistatic radar cross section for sphere1 is computed by:

(1) σ ( b i s t a t i c ) = lim r [ 4 π r 2 E s 2 E i 2 ] .

1 C. A. Balanis, Advanced Engineering Electromagnetics, Wiley, 1989, pp. 655.