Please can someone help me out with this experiment and see if this is correct?
So the experiment consists of one metal sheet that fully reflects microwaves (and is fixed in its position), and the other sheet is moveable and is a partial reflector.
How I think this experiment works is: The H sheet that is a partial reflector, allows microwaves to be transmitted through the sheet and onto the microwave sheet (at a lower intensity) whilst the other microwaves are reflected by the H sheet causing them to travel to the receiver. The microwaves that are reflected off the metal sheet at its fixed point then meet the reflected waves and then superposition occurs which forms a stationary wave of nodes and anodes. If you move the H sheet then the microwave signal will vary from minima to maxima.
This is my issues with this experiment:
The transmitter and receiver side by side, so how does the wave get reflected off the metal sheet and straight towards the receiver? Shouldn't the receiver be parallel to the transmitter because stationary waves are reflected back onto themselves?
Any help and drawings will be welcomed!! I thank any physics genius that helps me!