RCS analysis and reduction for lossy dihedral corner reflectors

Timothy Griesser, Constantine Balanis, Kefeng Liu

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The radar-cross-section (RCS) patterns of lossy dihedral corner reflectors are calculated, using a uniform geometrical theory of diffraction for impedance surfaces. All terms of up to third-order reflections and diffractions are considered for patterns in the principal plane. The surface waves are included whenever they exist for reactive surface impedances. The dihedral corner reflectors examined have right, obtuse, and acute interior angles, and patterns over the entire 360° azimuthal plane are calculated. The surface impedances can be different on the four faces of the dihedral corner reflector; however, the surface impedance must be uniform over each face. Computed cross sections are compared with the results of a moment-method technique for a dielectric/ferrite absorber coating on a metallic corner reflector.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)806-814
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of the IEEE
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1989


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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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