Accession Number:

AD0781825

Title:

Static Radar Cross Section of Light Aircraft. Volume 1. Cessna 150L at L-, S-, and C-Bands

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

TEST GROUP (6585TH) HOLLOMAN AFB NM

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

285.0

Abstract:

Static radar cross section RCS of a single-engine Cessna 150L utility aircraft 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 but not in circular polarization. At S-Band the median RCS was nearly independent of roll and pitch except in the two broadside directions. In those two directions at roll angles between 20 degrees and 45 degrees median RCS was 6 dB to 10 dB greater when viewing the aircraft upper surface than when the radar aspect was into the lower surfaces of wing and fuselage at the same roll angle.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE