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Control of reflected electromagnetic fields at an IFSAR antenna

United States Patent

December 9, 2003
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A system for reducing multi-path reflections from adjacent metal objects which cause distortion in an IFSAR includes a reflective cone extending between the top of the IFSAR and the skin of its aircraft, and a reflective shroud surrounding the IFSAR. Each of these components may be coated with radar absorbing material.
Allen; Steven E. (Albuquerque, NM), Brock; Billy C. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
10/ 052,928
October 29, 2001
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Department of Energy Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 with Sandia Corporation.