Radar Cross Section Measurements

Author: Eugene F. Knott

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1468499041

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 546

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The original campus of the University of Michigan was nearly a perfect square about a half-mile along a side. A street-sized walk, appropriately called the Diag, runs diagonally across this square, connecting its southeast and northwest corners. In 1904 a new engineering building was either started or finished (I do not remember which) to house classrooms. When another engineering building was built on the expanded campus across the street from it many years later, the old building came to be known as West Engine, to distinguish it from the new East Engine. Old West Engine is (or maybe by now, was) a four-story, L-shaped structure that stood at the southeast corner of the original campus. It was built with an arch in it to straddle the Diag at the apex of the L. You walked over the Engineering Arch to get from one leg of the L to the other if you were inside the building, and you walked under it when you entered the campus from the southeast corner. Affixed to the masonry wall of the arch was a plaque I often noted in passing. It bore a quote attributed to Horace Greeley (1811-1872), who I did not know at the time was the founder, editor, and publisher of the New York Tribune. It said, simply, Young man, when theory and practice differ, use your horse sense. The suggestion seems worthy of an exclamation point instead of a period, but I do not remember if it had one.

Phase Dependence in Radar Cross Section Measurements (Classic Reprint)

Author: Lorant A. Muth

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780260146014

Category: Mathematics

Page: 24

View: 1068

Excerpt from Phase Dependence in Radar Cross Section Measurements In the calibration model, where the radar cross section of the calibration target is known, the error signals can be removed from the measurements to obtain an accurate system calibration. When the radar cross section of the target is unknown, only error signals with a constant phase can be removed from the measurements. Error signals that vary in-phase with the theoretical signal Will introduce a bias that increases the uncertainty of the measurements. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Radar Cross Section

Author: Eugene F. Knott,John F. Schaeffer,Michael T. Tulley

Publisher: SciTech Publishing

ISBN: 1891121251

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 611

View: 5697

The leading text and reference on radar cross section (RCS) theory and applications, this work presents a comparison of two radar signal strengths. One is the strength of the radar bean sweeping over a target, the other is the strength of the reflected echo senses by the receiver. This book shows how the RCS "gauge" can be predicted for theoretical objects.

Radar Cross-Section Measurements and Simulation of a Tethered Satellite. the Small Expendable Deployer System End-Mass Payload

Author: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781722719562


Page: 24

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The first Small Expendable Deployer System (SEDS-1), a tethered satellite system, was developed by NASA and launched March 29, 1993 as a secondary payload on a United State Air Force (USAF) Delta-2 launch vehicle. The SEDS-1 successfully deployed an instrumented end-mass payload (EMP) on a 20-km nonconducting tether from the second stage of the Delta 2. This paper describes the effort of NASA Langley Research Center's Antenna and Microwave Research Branch to provide assistance to the SEDS Investigators Working Group (IWG) in determining EMP dynamics by analyzing the mission radar skin track data. The radar cross section measurements taken and simulations done for this study are described and comparisons of the measured data with the simulated data for the EMP at 6 GHz are presented. Cravey, Robin L. and Fralick, Dion T. and Vedeler, Erik Langley Research Center RTOP 505-64-70-01...

High Resolution Radar Cross-section Imaging

Author: Dean L. Mensa

Publisher: Artech House on Demand


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 270

View: 7017

With this book practitioners responsible for analyzing, specifying or evaluating RCS imaging systems will be able to define performance limits using basic physical and mathematical principles. Information on instrumentation systems for acquiring data and two new chapters on applications of new techniques are included. The emphasis of the book is on imaging as applied to radar cross-section measurements. With it the reader will learn how to use the latest techniques to perform RCS imaging in laboratory or outdoor test ranges. This book is suitable for self-study or for use in a short course for practising engineers.