Accession Number : AD0288677

Title :   A METHOD FOR THE THEORETICAL DETERMINATION OF THE RADAR CROSS-SECTION OF AIRCRAFT

Corporate Author : CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES WASHINGTON D C OPERATIONS EVALUATION GROUP

Personal Author(s) : BUDNITZ,ROBERT J.

Report Date : 24 SEP 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A technique is described for the theoretical determination of the radar cross-section of aircraft and missiles. The technique involves repre enting the gr external eatures of the aircraft or missile by a collection of simple shapes; next calculating manually the cross-section of each of these various shapes; and finally combining the various component crosssections so as to arrive at the final crosssection. A modification of the technique is especially amenable to use with a modern digital computer, simply on a computer, and to consider those problems inherent in the development of an actual computer program to accomplish the computation of the radar cross-section of interest. The probable accuracy in the technique presented is estimated to be within a factor of 2 or 3, or between 3 and 5 decibels. (Author)

Descriptors :   *RADAR CROSS SECTIONS, *RADAR REFLECTIONS, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, EFFECTIVENESS, GUIDED MISSILES, MATHEMATICAL COMPUTER DATA, MODEL TESTS, PROGRAMMING (COMPUTERS), SURFACE AREA, TEST FACILITIES, THEORY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE