Accession Number:

ADA143321

Title:

Broadside Radar Cross Section of the Perfectly Conducting Cube,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ROME AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER GRIFFISS AFB NY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

The broadside radar cross section RCS of the perfectly conducting cube is predicted from arbitrarily low to arbitrarily high frequencies, and compared to measured data taken for cube side lengths ranging from 0.15 to 4 wavelengths. The predicted and measured RCS curves agree to within the estimated experimental limits of accuracy of or - 1 dB. At low frequencies the magnetic-field integral equation was augmented to eliminate its spurious homogeneous solutions and thus to produce the high accuracy beyond the resonance region up through the intermediate frequency range. At high frequencies the conventional diffraction solution was enhanced to produce high accuracy down through the intermediate frequency range into the resonance region. Close agreement between these two very different theoretical solutions in the intermediate frequency range confirmed the validity of each solution and permitted calculation of a reliable composite RCS curve for all frequencies. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE