Accession Number : AD0773685

Title :   Analytic Modeling of the Radar Scattering Characteristics of Aircraft.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 5 Feb-31 Dec 73,


Personal Author(s) : Mittra,R. ; Lee,S. W. ; Chuang,C. A.

Report Date : JAN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 165

Abstract : The report investigates the electromagnetic radar scattering parameters for a complex airborne target at high frequencies. The components of the target are modeled by simple geometrical shapes, which include ellipsoids, elliptical plates, and semi-infinite cylinders with proper terminations located a finite distance from the opening end. The back-scattered fields from ellipsoids, elliptical plates, and semi-infinite elliptical cylinders are derived by using ray-optical methods. The back-scattered fields from the semi-infinite cylinder with terminations are obtained by employing the Wiener-Hopf techniques and Generalized Scattering Matrix method. These back-scattered fields from individual components are subsequently combined in a consistent manner that takes into consideration the geometrical phase delay and shadowing effect, thus, yielding the total scattered field from the target. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Jet aircraft, *Electromagnetic scattering, Radar scanning, Radar cross sections, Backscattering, Aerial targets, Ray tracing

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE