Accession Number : ADA018529

Title :   A Theoretical Study of Corner Reflector Applications.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Shelton,R. D. ; Graham,M. E.

Report Date : NOV 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 63

Abstract : A corner reflector, consisting of three mutually perpendicular mirrors in the form of isosceles right triangles with legs of length L, was studied to determine what tracking information might be available if it were installled in the rear of a projectile. The degree of modulation of the retroreflected light has been determined as a function of attitude relative to the line of sight. The Doppler shift associated with the rotation of the corner reflector is shown to be zero to first order. In addition a number of other fundamental properties of corner reflectors are demonstrated.

Descriptors :   *RADAR CORNER REFLECTORS, RAY TRACING, DOPPLER EFFECT, ROTATION, TRACKING, PROJECTILES

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE