Radar Cross Section, Second Edition

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SciTech Publishing, 2004 - Technology & Engineering - 611 pages
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This is the second edition of the first and foremost book on this subject for self-study, training, and course work. Radar cross section (RCS) is a comparison of two radar signal strengths. One is the strength of the radar beam sweeping over a target, the other is the strength of the reflected echo sensed by the receiver. This book shows how the RCS gauge can be predicted for theoretical objects and how it can be measured for real targets. Predicting RCS is not easy, even for simple objects like spheres or cylinders, but this book explains the two exact forms of theory so well that even a novice will understand enough to make close predictions.



Weapons systems developers are keenly interested in reducing the RCS of their platforms. The two most practical ways to reduce RCS are shaping and absorption. This book explains both in great detail, especially in the design, evaluation and selection of radar absorbers. There is also great detail on the design and employment of indoor and outdoor test ranges for scale models or for full-scale targets (such as aircraft).



In essence, this book covers everything you need to know about RCS, from what it is, how to predict and measure, how to test targets (indoors and out) and how to beat it.

  

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Contents

Introduction
1
References
21
Physics and Overview of Electromagnetic Scattering
63
References
113
References
181
References
223
Referen ces
267
Radar Absorbing Materials
297
References
357
References
406
References
446
References
483
References
522
HipPocket RCS Estimation Data Presentation
547
References
600
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