On the existence of the near zone inverse Doppler effect

Yehuda Ben-Shimol, Dan Censor

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The existence of an inverse Doppler effect in free space is scrutinized due to some papers reporting the existence of such phenomenon in the near zone of a moving radiating dipole. In the present case the wave scattered from a perfectly conducting thin cylinder moving in the presence of a plane electromagnetic wave is analyzed. The response of such cylinder may considered as of a monopole at a dipole in accordance to the polarization of the incident wave. An intensive numerical spectral estimation based on the fundamental definitions of the terms 'frequency', 'spectrum' and 'uncertainty' is performed on the scattered wave in various ranges. An inverse Doppler effect was never found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)810-813
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest)
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1995
EventProceedings of the 1995 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium. Part 4 (of 4) - Newport Beach, CA, USA
Duration: 18 Jun 199523 Jun 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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