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Radar Cross Section

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ISBN-10: 0890066183

ISBN-13: 9780890066188

Edition: 2nd 1993

Authors: Eugene F. Knott, John Shaeffer, Michael Tuley

List price: $195.00
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List price: $195.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Artech House, Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 611
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Introduction
Overview
Radar Systems
Electromagnetics
RCS Phenomenology
Absorbing Materials
Measurements
Basic Definitions
Summary
Radar Fundamentals
History of Radar Development
Radar Frequency Bands
Radar System Fundamentals
The Radar Range Equation
Radar Detection
Radar System Performance Examples
Electronic Countermeasures
Physics and Overview of Electromagnetic Scattering
Radar Cross Section Definition
Fundamental Scattering Mechanisms
Scattering Regimes
Electromagnetic Theory
Exact Prediction Techniques
Classical Modal Solutions
Integral Equation Solutions
Phenomenology: Surface Currents, Near Fields, and Imaging
Differential Equation Solutions
Comparisons with High-Frequency Solutions
High-Frequency RCS Prediction Techniques
Geometric Optics
Physical Optics
Geometrical Theory of Diffraction
A Uniform Asymptotic Theory
The Method of Equivalent Currents
The Physical Theory of Diffraction
The Incremental Length Diffraction Coefficient
The Surface Traveling Wave
Phenomenological Examples of Radar Cross Section
Specular Scattering
Surface Waves
Diffraction
Complex Shapes
Natural Targets
Radar Cross Section Reduction
The Four Basic Methods of RCSR
The RCSR Numbers Game
Shaping
Radar Absorbing Materials
Electromagnetic Loss Mechanisms
Specular Scattering from Dielectric Multilayers
Dielectric Multilayer Absorber Design and Performance
Circuit Analog RAM and Frequency-Selective Surfaces
Magnetic RAM
Hybrid RAM and Radar Absorbing Structures
Nonspecular RAM
Radar Absorber Measurement Techniques
Transmission Line Theory
Transmission Line Measurements
Free-Space Methods
Other Methods
Antenna RCS and RCSR
Scattering Fundamentals
Antenna Scattering Characteristics
Antenna RCSR
RCS Measurement Requirements
Measurement Objectives
Types of RCS Measurements
The Farfield Requirement
Great Circle versus Conical Cuts
Target Support Structures
Target-Ground Interactions
Calibration
Outdoor RCS Test Ranges
Instrumentation
The Ground-Plane Effect
Effect of the Antenna Pattern
Ground Reflection Coefficient
Passive Clutter and Multipath Reduction
Defeating the Ground Plane
Examples of Past and Existing Ranges
Indoor RCS Ranges
Chamber Design
Compact Ranges
Instrumentation
Range Operation
Hip-Pocket RCS Estimation, Data Presentation, and Reduction
High-Frequency Scattering by a Complex Target
Phasor Addition
Hip-Pocket Radar Cross Section Estimation
Data Reduction
RCS Data Presentation Formats
RCS Data Statistical Averaging
Artificial Data Example
Data Reduction Recipes
Index