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International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
Volume 2017, Article ID 2753794, 6 pages
Research Article

Electromagnetic Scattering of Electrically Large Ship above Sea Surface with SBR-SDFM Method

School of Physics and Optoelectronic Engineering, Xidian University, Xi’an 710071, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Tiantian Feng; moc.361@730efitit

Received 7 July 2017; Accepted 25 September 2017; Published 26 October 2017

Academic Editor: Matteo Pastorino

Copyright © 2017 Lixin Guo and Tiantian Feng. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Hybrid scheme combining shooting and bouncing ray with semi-deterministic facet model is proposed to analyze composite scattering from ship-ocean scene in this study. This model can deal with complex electromagnetic interaction between ship and sea surface. Thus, scattering properties of composite ship-ocean scenes with influence of various parameters (such as incident angle and wind speed) can be studied and analyzed efficiently. Studying such properties is of significance for target detection and high-resolution radar imaging in sea environments. Accuracy and performance of this method are validated and evaluated by comparing with multilevel fast multipole method of FEKO for electrically small objects. All simulation results indicate that the proposed method is suitable for providing preliminary radar cross section prediction of electrically large composite model.