Accession Number : AD0775915

Title :   BQM-34A Polarization Characteristics - Radar Cross Section and Glint.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 26 Jun 63-31 Jan 74,

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS FORT WORTH TEX CONVAIR AEROSPACE DIV

Personal Author(s) : Clay,Robert W. ; Johnston,J. Kenneth

Report Date : FEB 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 136

Abstract : The program consisted of an investigation of the radar cross section and glint signature data of a BQM-34A target drone. The CP loss as measured by the difference in the median or mean RCS value obtained within a given angular sector was found to be highly variable for the case of small angular sectors and to be approximately 2 dB for the case of a large angular sector of 120 degrees centered about the nose of the vehicle. Glint data were obtained by using the discrete scatterer model developed by processing coherent short-pulse measurements data of the signature of a scale model BQM-34A. Additional glint data were obtained through use of the scattering matrix and RCS and phase measurements of an actual BQM-34A drone vehicle. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Radar targets, *Target drones, *Radar cross sections, Glint, Polarization, Models

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE