forward scattering


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forward scattering

[¦fȯr·wərd ′skad·ə·riŋ]
(physics)
Scattering in which there is no change in the direction of motion of the scattered particles.
Scattering in which the angle between the initial and final directions of motion of the scattered particles is less than 90°.
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Keywords: Passive radar, forward scattering, human detection
In the cases of 16- and 24-term reconstruction, both Chebyshev and Legendre polynomials can hardly fit the forward scattering peak well.
Also, as a consequence of being in the back of the forest, the human following Path 1 will be in the forward scattering zone of more trees than the human in Path 2.
All these distributions exhibit strong forward scattering, in agreement with Fig.
The backscattering is considered to be identical to the forward scattering. The primary effect of backscattering is to reduce the intensity of the transmitted beam.
The presence of forward scattering accounts for the lack of high frequency signals detected for the microwave background on Earth.
Finally, he also considers a special case of bistatic radar, forward scattering radar for air detection and tracking, covering basic principles of forward scatter radar cross section, coverage area, target coordinate measurement, forward scatter radar with an array antenna, and design and experimental investigation.
This is a forward scattering IR (infra red) photometer based device which can be used as a hand held instrument to allow real time dust and aerosol levels to be measured, either in the direct breathing zone or in the local vicinity of a worker or their workstation.
For Comet McNaught, Marcus calculated that forward scattering would enhance its visibility by as much as 2.4 magnitudes--a ninefold increase--with its brightness peaking at magnitude -5.7.
In Mie scattering, back scattering of light exceeds forward scattering as particle diameters approach the wavelength in size, with angle-dependent separation of colors (rainbow effect) (7).
Tinting strength is enhanced by low structure, which favors forward scattering and increased absorption.

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