RADAR CROSS SECTION OF SHIPS

A laboratory method to determine the magnitude and position of radar reflection sources on complex targets is described. In addition the method provides a way to measure the modification of the radar cross section (RCS) due to multipath. The method has application in modeling RCS for radar and electronic countermeasure (ECM) system performance analysis and in the study of the extent to which the signature of the target could be altered. The equipment described, termed MACROSCOPE, was developed for RCS studies by the U.S. Army and is described in limited distribution literature. The application to marine targets is new, as is the technique of measuring the RCS of parts of the target and analytically combining them to represent the whole.

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    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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  • Authors:
    • Paddison, F C
    • Shipley, C A
    • Maffett, A L
    • Dawson, M H
  • Publication Date: 1978-1

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  • Accession Number: 00178935
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1978 12:00AM