Accession Number:

AD0781792

Title:

Static Radar Cross Section of Light Aircraft. Volume 3. Piper PA-18 Super Cub at L-, S-, and C-Bands

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

TEST GROUP (6585TH) HOLLOMAN AFB NM

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

270.0

Abstract:

Static radar cross section RCS of a single-engine fabric-covered Piper PA-18 Super Cub high wing monoplane was measured at 2700, 2800 and 2900 MHz over a range of aircraft attitudes of plus or minus 10 degrees pitch, 0 degrees to 45 degrees roll, and also at 1250, 1350, 5000, and 5400 MHz at 0 degrees roll, 0 degrees pitch. Median RCS was independent of frequency in linear polarization and in circular polarization. The RCS was insensitive to roll, pitch, and yaw except in the two broadside directions under conditions of increasing roll angle. The report includes copies of the original recorded RCS patterns.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE