Accession Number:

ADA180041

Title:

Radar Cross Section Measurements

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA ELECTRONICS RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

73.0

Abstract:

The fundamentals of radar cross section measurements are reviewed. Measurement facilities, including the present research activities on compact range techniques, are then described. Instrumentation radars have benefited from both wide bandwidth electronics and digital processing capabilities. Fourier transform techniques, in particular, provide both additional information on target scattering, and increased measurement accuracy by isolating the target from radar returns from the measurement facility. The frequency coverage has also been extended to include millimeter wave frequencies. Achievable accuracy is important in any measurement program, and those factors that limit the accuracy of radar cross section measurements are discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE