Accession Number:

ADA036305

Title:

RADCAT Radar Measurement Program

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Aug-15 Nov 1971

Corporate Author:

GENERAL DYNAMICS FORT WORTH TX CONVAIR AEROSPACE DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-11-24

Pagination or Media Count:

277.0

Abstract:

The results of a radar cross section measurement program involving the precision Radar Calibration Target RADCAT vehicle 002 are presented herein. Coherent long-pulse signatures obtained at measurement frequencies of 1. 28, 2.85, and 5.65 gigahertz are presented and discussed in relation to similar data obtained in 1967 on the RADCAT Vehicle 001. Short-pulse measurements, coherent at 5.65 gigahertz and noncoherent at 2.4 gigahertz, were also obtained on RADCAT Vehicle 002 and are presented. Comparisons are made between the long-pulse response of Vehicles 001 and 002, between signatures of Vehicles 001, 002, and those from a half-scale model of the calibration target, and between the long-pulse response of Vehicles 001, 002, and the computed response based on a physical optics formulation.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE