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Radar Cross Section Reduction

Radar Cross Section Reduction

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In this chapter we presented the four basic techniques for RCS reduction. Of the four, the use of shaping and radar absorbers are by far the most effective. As the design and use of RAM is covered in detail in Chapter 8, this chapter focuses on the fundamentals of shaping for RCSR. Shaping typically is available only for systems still in the design stage, because it can seldom be exploited for vehicles already in production. But, in those cases where shaping can be applied, it is the most effective method available for RCSR.

Chapter Contents:

  • 7.1 Background
  • 7.2 The Four Basic Methods of RCSR
  • 7.2.1 Shaping
  • 7.2.2 Radar Absorbing Materials
  • 7.2.3 Passive Cancellation
  • 7.2.4 Active Cancellation
  • 7.2.5 The Penalties of RCSR
  • 7.3 The RCSR Numbers Game
  • 7.4 Shaping
  • 7.4.1 Shaping Roadmap and Threat Sectors
  • 7.4.2 Shaping Goals
  • 7.4.3 Other Issues
  • 7.4.4 Some Shaping Examples
  • 7.4.5 Shaping Rule Summary
  • 7.5 Summary

Inspec keywords: radar cross-sections; radar absorbing materials

Other keywords: RAM; RCS reduction; radar cross section reduction; shaping; radar absorbing materials

Subjects: Radar equipment, systems and applications; Microwave materials

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