Accession Number : ADD012903

Title :   Target Support Apparatus.

Descriptive Note : Patent application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Poirier,J L

Report Date : 26 Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : This invention relates generally to a target support apparatus. More particularly, it relates to an assembly for supporting and varying the attitude of a target (or target model), such as an aircraft or a missile, while performing radar cross section measurements thereon. The ability to make accurate therefore meaningful and useful measurements of the signals reflected from targets which are illuminated by radar signals is dependent upon the capability of reducing spurious reflections introduced into the measured return signal from objects in the immediate vicinity of the target such as the target support device. The accuracy of such measurements is known to be directly related to the radar cross section (sometimes abbreviated herein as RCS) of the target in comparison to the RCS of the target support device and other background objects.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *RADAR CROSS SECTIONS, *TARGETS, *RADAR SIGNALS, *MODELS, BACKGROUND, REFLECTION, SPURIOUS EFFECTS, ACCURACY, AIRCRAFT, ILLUMINATION, MEASUREMENT

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE