Accession Number : AD0850982

Title :   Evaluation of Selected Radar Cross Section Measurement Ranges. Volume IIa: Cylinder Tests and Range Evaluation Procedures.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Jul 65-Apr 68,

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR RADIATION LAB

Personal Author(s) : Smith, Thomas M. ; Knott, Eugene F. ; Hiatt, Ralph E.

Report Date : MAR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 148

Abstract : The results from measurements on five right circular cylinders, which are scale models of one another, are discussed in detail. Evaluation procedures are set forth in order to determine how well each of the ranges performed their tasks. These procedures involve the comparison of measurements on cylinders which should give the same results, or results which should differ by known scale factors, and secondly the comparison of theoretical and experimental results for end-on and broadside aspect angles. Five outdoor radar ranges took part in this evaluation program. Limited tests were made on two of the smaller cylinder models at a sixth facility, an indoor range. (Author)

Descriptors :   *RADAR CROSS SECTIONS), (*RANGES(FACILITIES), MEASUREMENT, MODEL TESTS, CYLINDRICAL BODIES, BACKSCATTERING, RADAR SIGNALS, POLARIZATION, ACCURACY.

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE