Radar Cross Section, 2nd Edition

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  • Year: 2004

  • Format: Hardback

  • Product Code: SBRA026Z

  • ISBN: 978-1-89112-125-8

  • Pagination: 611pp

  • Stock Status: In stock

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"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. 

It 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, and how to test targets (indoors and out), and how to beat it."

Book contents

"Ch. 1 Introduction

 Ch. 2 Radar Fundamentals

 Ch. 3 Physics and Overview of Electromagnetic Scattering

 Ch. 4 Exact Prediction Techniques

 Ch. 5 High-Frequency RCS Prediction Techniques

Ch. 6 Phenomenological Examples of Radar Cross Section

Ch. 7 Radar Cross Section Reduction 

Ch. 8 Radar Absorbing Materials 

Ch. 9 Radar Absorber Measurement Techniques 

Ch. 10 Antenna RCS and RCSR 

Ch. 11 RCS Measurement Requirements 

Ch. 12 Outdoor RCS Test Ranges 

Ch. 13 Indoor RCS Ranges 

Ch. 14 Hip-Pocket RCS Estimation, Data Presentation, and Reduction"

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