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Hip-Pocket RCS Estimation, Data Presentation, and Reduction

Hip-Pocket RCS Estimation, Data Presentation, and Reduction

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The objective of this chapter is to present the considerations required in estimating the RCS of a complex target, data presentation formats, and data reduction. Topics to be covered are high-frequency scattering by a complex target - this is a discussion of the scattering mechanisms and phasor addition from multiple scattering centers; simple hip-pocket formulas for estimating scattering; RCS data requirements and presentation formats; RCS sector statistical characterizations, including examples of geometric and arithmetic averages.

Chapter Contents:

  • 14.1 Introduction
  • 14.2 High-Frequency Scattering by a Complex Target
  • 14.3 Phasor Addition
  • 14.4 Hip-Pocket Radar Cross Section Estimation
  • 14.4.1 Cylinder Ogive Geometry RCS Estimation
  • 14.4.2 Hypothetical Target Estimation
  • 14.5 Data Reduction
  • 14.5.1 RCS Data Requirements
  • 14.6 RCS Data Presentation Formats
  • 14.6.1 RCS Values
  • 14.6.2 Polar and Rectangular Plots
  • 14.6.3 Regional or Global RCS Displays
  • 14.7 RCS Data Statistical Averaging
  • 14.7.1 Median, Linear, and Geometric Averages
  • 14.7.2 Cumulative Averages
  • 14.7.3 Standard Deviations, Probability Density Functions, and Cumulative Distribution Functions
  • 14.8 Artificial Data Example
  • 14.9 Data Reduction Recipes
  • 14.10 Summary
  • References

Inspec keywords: backscatter; geometry; data reduction; radar cross-sections

Other keywords: arithmetic average; backscattering; hip-pocket formula; phasor addition; data presentation format; hip-pocket RCS estimation; multiple scattering center; data reduction; geometry; complex target scattering estimation; RCS sector statistical characterizations

Subjects: Radar theory; Combinatorial mathematics

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