Microwave Scattering Properties of Dielectric Cylinders with Defects
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There are many types of dielectric cylindrical objects used in varieties of industries. These objects include solid rocket propellant, synthetic rubber products, carbon black rubber products, plastics, glass, and hollow cylinders. Study of the microwave scattering properties of a defective cylindrical dielectric once compared with those of a non-defective one, may provide information about the detection and characterization of the defect. It may also be possible to study the scattering properties of such objects in order to arrive at a set of optimum detection parameters such as frequency and polarization.