RCS Measurements, Transformations, and Comparisons Under Cylindrical and Plane Wave Illumination

V. J. Vokura, Constantine Balanis, Craig R. Birtcher

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Abstract

Monostatic RCS measurements of a long bar (at X-band) and of a scale model aircraft (at C-band) were performed under the quasi-plane wave illumination produced by a dual parabolic-cylinder CATR. At Arizona State University's ElectroMagnetic Anechoic Chamber (EMAC) facility, these measurements were repeated under the cylindrical wave illumination produced by a March Microwave Single-Plane Collimating Range (SPCR). The SPCR measurements were corrected using the “reference target method.” The corrected SPCR measurements are in good agreement with the CATR measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)329-334
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Volume42
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1994

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