Accession Number:

ADA028219

Title:

Small Boat HF Radar Cross Sections

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

The HF radar cross section of three small ocean-going craft were measured in full scale with the SEA ECHO radar. The measurements were made over a wide band of frequencies. Care was taken in the calibration of the system to insure accurate absolute values of cross section. This work was done in support of studies of the use of surface were over-the-horizon radar for ocean range safety surveillance. The results demonstrated a severe fall-off of cross section for these typical craft at frequencies below 4 to 5 MHz.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE