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Accession Number ADA562481
Title High-frequency Radar Cross Section (RCS) Approximation of a Thin Dielectric Spherical Shell.
Publication Date Jul 2012
Media Count 14p
Personal Author F. J. Crowne G. H. Goldman
Abstract The high-frequency radar cross section (RCS) of a thin-filmed dielectric sphere in the far-field was approximated using a model based on two thin parallel dielectric plates. The results were compared to a solution developed by Andreasen based upon simplified boundary conditions. The models were used to estimate the RCS of a balloon with a diameter of 1 m. There was good agreement between the two methods. The RCS of the balloon was much smaller than an identically sized conducting sphere.
Keywords Balloons
Far field
High frequency
Parallel orientation
Radar cross sections

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 63H - Radiofrequency Detection
46 - Physics
Corporate Author Army Research Lab., Adelphi, MD.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1225
Contract Number N/A

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