Title

Remeasurement Methodology for Characterization of Complex Low Radar Cross Section Test Specimens

Abstract

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.

Notes

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Graduation Date

1989

Semester

Summer

Advisor

Christodoulou, Christos

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Department

Electrical Engineering and Communication Sciences

Format

Print

Language

English

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Subjects

Dissertations, Academic -- Engineering; Engineering -- Dissertations, Academic

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