Accession Number : AD0758757

Title :   Predicted Radar Cross Section of Thin, Long Wires Compared with Experimental Data

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Dec 1971-Sep 1972

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP SAN BERNARDINO CA REENTRY SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Renau, Jacques ; Tavis, Michael T

PDF Url : AD0758757

Report Date : 01 Oct 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : In order to determine the validity and accuracy of Radar Cross Section (RCS) predictions for thin wires, the predictions of the closed-form expressions developed by Chu, Tai, Van Vleck, et al., and Ufimtsev have been compared with carefully measured backscattered RCS vs angle of incidence for various length thin, long, cylindrical conductors. Further, the prediction of an open-form numerical analysis based on the Source Distribution Technique and programmed by M. B. Associates as the BRACT computer program was also compared with the experimental data.

Descriptors :   *ANTENNAS, *RADAR CROSS SECTIONS, BACKSCATTERING, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, PREDICTIONS

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE