Accession Number : ADD013560

Title :   Missile Decoy Radar Cross Section Enhancer.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 17 Oct 79, patented 13 Oct 87,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Harrington, John J

Report Date : 13 Oct 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A decoy missile having the shape of a reentry vehicle and containing a pair of conically shaped dipole jacks in tandem, the jacks are shaped and spaced to provide a desired reflective cross section at a specific frequency, the rear cover plate of the decoy is constructed of radar absorbing material to aid in the enhancement process.

Descriptors :   *CROSS SECTIONS, *DECOYS, *RADAR ABSORBING MATERIALS, *REENTRY VEHICLES, *PATENTS, DIPOLES, FREQUENCY, GUIDED MISSILES, JACKS(LIFTS), OPTIMIZATION, REFLECTION, SHAPE

Subject Categories : Countermeasures
      Guided Missile Reentry Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE