specular reflection


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specular reflection

[′spek·yə·lər ri′flek·shən]
(physics)
Reflection of electromagnetic, acoustic, or water waves in which the reflected waves travel in a definite direction, and the directions of the incident and reflected waves make equal angles with a line perpendicular to the reflecting surface, and lie in the same plane with it. Also known as direct reflection; mirror reflection; regular reflection.
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The specular reflection is to be found in the feminine prose between the two World Wars (H.Papadat-Bengescu Woman in front of the mirror, Henriette Yvonnes Stahl The star of the slaves in the contemporary novel (Woman in front of the mirror by the French writer Eric Emmanuel Schmitt, the story of three women, belonging to different epochs and from different places, who be come a mirror to each other, three centuries in front of the mirror) etc.
The direction of the maximum RCS is near to specular reflection regardless of polarization.
The color of specular reflection is determined by the object's surface spectral reflectance, which is mostly constant throughout the visible spectrum.
To detect specular reflection regions, a local square region defined as 120 pixels x 120 pixels on the basis of the already estimated "Size of specular reflective rectangle" of Table I is used.
The most of studied surfaces have a high gradient of the BRDF for the observation angles near the direction of specular reflection and of the BTDF for direct transmission.
Based on the specular reflection properties of the moderate rough surfaces [15], (generally for hrms [less than or equal to] 1[lambda]), the interaction between the object and the rough surface can be calculated within a smaller truncated area.
The raytracing method is based on tracing of specular reflection of individual rays.
Usually reflection/transmittance function has a high gradient for the viewing angles near the direction of specular reflection or direct transmittance.
The reflection attachment has a 5[degrees] specular reflection arrangement.
Cassini scientists had been looking for the glint, also known as a specular reflection, since the spacecraft began orbiting Saturn in 2004.