An experimental technique for determining the impulse response of a conducting sphere has been presented. A method of exciting and recording transient waveforms scattered from conducting spheres of various sizes has been described and extensively tested. A modified conjugate-gradient method has been applied to the transient waveforms to determine the impulse response of the objects. It is shown that by proper weighting in computing the residual in the conjugate-gradient method the oscillation due to noise could be reduced. A recently developed data-processing technique has been applied to these impulse responses to obtain their spectra, which yield adequately the resonant frequencies of the objects.
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- Electrical and Electronic Engineering