chapter  7
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Bodies of Revolution

In this chapter we will use the Method of Moments to solve surface integral equation problems involving bodies of revolution (BORs), which comprise rotationally symmetric objects such as spheres, ellipsoids, and finite cylinders. This is of great practical interest, as such objects are commonly used to benchmark new computational electromagnetics techniques and codes, and to calibrate instruments that measure RCS in a static range. Furthermore, many realistic objects such as the conic reentry vehicle (RV) can be modeled as a body of revolution.