The effect of the rotation of a very good conducting cylinder on the backscattered field will be investigated where the incident wave is considered as a plane wave in both polarizations (E-wave and H-wave). Previous work has explained that rotation or vibration of the object may induce phase changes of the scattered signal. Modulation during rotation or vibration is referred to as micro-Doppler effect. Also, the effect of the rotation of a conducting cylinder was investigated by many researchers in the past using the Galilean transformation. These analyses conclude that the effect of rotation does not exist in the case of a perfectly conducting cylinder in both polarizations. In this work, the Franklin transformation is used instead of the Galilean transformation to analyze scattering of both types of electromagnetic waves (H-wave and E-wave) by rotating a very good circular conducting cylinder. This work shows that the scattered field is affected by the rotation of a very good conducting cylinder, especially in the case of H-wave (TE-mode). Finally, the model that will be presented is used to simulate rotation using static backscattered field data of an arbitrary object.
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