grazing angle


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grazing angle

[′graz·iŋ ‚aŋ·gəl]
(physics)
A very small glancing angle.
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Application of the Pareto Plus Noise Distribution to Medium Grazing Angle Sea-Clutter.
Because the grazing angles are different, the reflect coefficients satisfy [[zeta].
Again, a broad transmission-loss minimum is evident from a 950 to 1300 km altitude, while the grazing angle changes from 24 [degrees] to 31 [degrees] over this range.
Distribution of X-band high resolution and high grazing angle sea clutter," Defense Science and Technology Organisation, 2006.
This means that users may collect data at the convenient 37 [degrees] angle or select "slices" from the cone, collecting only those electrons emitted at a near-normal angle of 67 [degrees] or a grazing angle of 7 [degrees].
These are paired so that two adjacent ports on one side are optimized for transmission and the next pair of ports on the same side are optimized for grazing angle (Large Angle Reflectance Infrared, LARI).
Spectra-Tech's Grazing Angle Objective is a modified Schwarzchild reflecting lens that provides an incident angle of 85 degrees.
Brown, "Issues related to the use of Gaussian-like incident field for low grazing angle scattering," J.
If the sample is oriented so photoelectrons are detected as they leave the sample at a grazing angle along the surface, then these electrons most likely originated in atoms in the top atomic layer.
AZ] as the azimuth beam width (radian), [phi] as the grazing angle (radian), [DELTA]r as the radar range bin width (m), and [lambda] as the wavelength (m).
At low grazing angle, the increment of HH is more than 10 even 20 dB, while the increment of VV is just 3 to 4 dB.
Experimentally motivated model for low grazing angle radar doppler spectra of the sea surface," IEE Proceedings --Radar, Sonar and Navigation, Vol.