Accession Number : AD0632132

Title :   MINIMIZATION OF RADAR CROSS SECTIONS OF CYLINDERS BY COMPENSATION METHOD,

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN STATE UNIV EAST LANSING DIV OF ENGINEERING RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Chen,Kun-Mu

Report Date : 25 FEB 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The feasibility of minimizing the back scattering of a conducting cylinder by attaching a parallel thin, loaded wire is investigated. When the cylinder and wire are illuminated by an electromagnetic wave, currents are induced on them. If the induced current on the wire is modified by a proper impedance loading, it may cancel the effect of the induced current on the cylinder in such a way that the total back-scattered field p1oduced by the cylinder and the wire is minimized. /n the analysis, a solid cyl/nder and a thin, cente1-loaded wire are placed parallel to one another and a plane wave is assumed to be incident on them at an angle. The /nduced currents on them and t0e scattered field from them are calculated, and the optimum impedance to be loaded at the wire to achieve zero total back scattering is obtained. This method should have d/rect application to radar camouflage for space veh/cles. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADAR CROSS SECTIONS, OPTIMIZATION), CYLINDRICAL BODIES, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, BACKSCATTERING, ELECTRICAL IMPEDANCE

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE