Accession Number : AD0460987


Title :   SCALE MODEL RADAR CROSS SECTION DATA. SPACETRACK O AND M SIGNATURE ANALYSIS PROGRAM


Corporate Author : RADIO CORP OF AMERICA MOORESTOWN NJ DEFENSE ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS


Personal Author(s) : Lenert, L H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/460987.pdf


Report Date : 31 May 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 85


Abstract : This document presents radar cross section curves for various satellite payload and tank type bodies. The bodies under consideration are bodies of revolution. Two classes of body shapes are considered - simple (cones, spheres, cylinders, etc.) and complex (constructed by mating the simple shapes into various configurations). The simple body-shape curves were originally obtained for use as input data for a radar cross section study program for the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System. The original input data, consisting of analog recordings referenced to various calibration levels, were obtained through scale model measurement programs at Radiation, Incorporated. In addition, Radiation, Incorporated conducted a similar study, on different objects, for Lincoln Laboratory who offered these results to RCA in support of the BMEWS Program. These records were digitized and reduced to the form given here as part of the BMEWS Program.


Descriptors :   *ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES , PAYLOAD , SPHERES , MODEL TESTS , EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS , BODIES OF REVOLUTION , CONICAL BODIES , CONFIGURATIONS , RADAR CROSS SECTIONS


Subject Categories : Unmanned Spacecraft


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE