Remeasurement Methodology for Characterization of Complex Low Radar Cross Section Test Specimens
To date, electromagnetic scattering characterization of complex low radar cross section test specimens with radio frequency measurement systems has not followed a defined methodology. This is primarily due to the lack of such methodologies. Radio frequency is defined to be from 2.0 to 18.0 gigahertz for the purposes of this documentation. This thesis documents research undertaken to establish a RF methodology capable of highly accurate characterization of the low radar cross section scattering. The methodology outlines the proper selection of RF measurement techniques and determination of their associated parameters. Types of scattering evaluated include that for spatially static test specimens, spatially dynamic test specimens, and combinations of the two. Utilization of the methodology allows for maximum characterization of first and second order scattering, interaction contributions, and scattering reduction techniques. The methodology is primarily designed to utilize the full capabilities of an outdoor ground plane RCS range.
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Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Communication Sciences
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Dissertations, Academic -- Engineering; Engineering -- Dissertations, Academic
Hermann, Philip, "Remeasurement Methodology for Characterization of Complex Low Radar Cross Section Test Specimens" (1989). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4150.