Author: Eugene F. Knott, Michael T. Tulley and John F.Schaeffer
Product Code: SBRA026Z
Stock Status: In stock
"Radar cross section (RCS) is a comparison of two radar signal strengths. One is the strength of the radar beam sweeping over a target, the other is the strength of the reflected echo sensed by the receiver.
This book shows how the RCS gauge can be predicted for theoretical objects and how it can be measured for real targets. Predicting RCS is not easy, even for simple objects like spheres or cylinders, but this book explains the two exact forms of theory so well that even a novice will understand enough to make close predictions. Weapons systems developers are keenly interested in reducing the RCS of their platforms. The two most practical ways to reduce RCS are shaping and absorption.
It explains both in great detail, especially in the design, evaluation, and selection of radar absorbers. There is also great detail on the design and employment of indoor and outdoor test ranges for scale models or for full-scale targets (such as aircraft). In essence, this book covers everything you need to know about RCS, from what it is, how to predict and measure, and how to test targets (indoors and out), and how to beat it."
"Ch. 1 Introduction
Ch. 2 Radar Fundamentals
Ch. 3 Physics and Overview of Electromagnetic Scattering
Ch. 4 Exact Prediction Techniques
Ch. 5 High-Frequency RCS Prediction Techniques
Ch. 6 Phenomenological Examples of Radar Cross Section
Ch. 7 Radar Cross Section Reduction
Ch. 8 Radar Absorbing Materials
Ch. 9 Radar Absorber Measurement Techniques
Ch. 10 Antenna RCS and RCSR
Ch. 11 RCS Measurement Requirements
Ch. 12 Outdoor RCS Test Ranges
Ch. 13 Indoor RCS Ranges
Ch. 14 Hip-Pocket RCS Estimation, Data Presentation, and Reduction"