Accession Number:

AD0266739

Title:

MEASUREMENT OF REDUCED RADAR CROSS SECTIONS

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AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF

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Report Date:

1961-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Problems of measuring low radar cross sections of objects which are physically large are investigated. The 3 salient problems are 1 determining the required distance between antenna and target, 2 reducing the background scattering due to terrain effects, etc., and 3 providing a t rget support of negligible cross section. Five types of cross section ranges are described and evaluated. These are the indoor anechoic chamber, the radome-enclosed chamber, the conventional outdoor range, the ground plane outdoor range, and the oblique range in which the target is suspended at an oblique angle above ground. A short pu lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllse radar and a target support using nylon ropes are also indicated. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE