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Realization of a simulated water surface for RCS measurements at a periscope
Author(s): Heimfrid Gerke; Juergen Kruse; Manfred Hochmann
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Paper Abstract

Periscopes reflect radar energy both directly and by multiple reflection from the water's surface back to the radar unit. Radar reflections have also been observed by the water disturbance. A report is to be made on the development and check of the effectiveness of radar camouflage for periscopes. A special demonstration concept with which it is possible to measure the radar cross- section of the periscope, including the surrounding rough water's surface, under reproducible boundary conditions has been developed for this purpose. The set-up of such a measurement system and the related radar signature measurements are shown. The measurements were carried out with an uncamouflaged and a camouflaged periscope. The RCS values are compared with empirical values from sea surveillance radars against known radar cross- sections. The detection ranges against camouflaged periscopes as well as the camouflage concept for the periscope are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 June 1996
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2742, Targets and Backgrounds: Characterization and Representation II, (17 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.243016
Show Author Affiliations
Heimfrid Gerke, Daimler-Benz Aerospace AG (Germany)
Juergen Kruse, Daimler-Benz Aerospace AG (Germany)
Manfred Hochmann, Daimler-Benz Aerospace AG (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2742:
Targets and Backgrounds: Characterization and Representation II
Wendell R. Watkins; Dieter Clement, Editor(s)

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