New technique for the evaluation of the scattering crosssections of radar corner reflectors
Abstract
A numerical technique has been developed for the evaluation of the monostatic radar crosssections of any regular shape of corner reflector cansisting of three orthoganal plates. During a data processing sequence, for any given angle of incidence, the reflector effective area is mapped out by a series of boundary lines which enclose the projections of the real and image apertures of the reflector on an oblique plane, this plane being orthogonal to the incident ray direction and passing through the reflector apex. The area, which can be related to the scattering crosssection, is then computed by an integration process which involves logical decisions regarding the choice of boundary lines. The technique has been applied to a particular reflector geometry consisting of two triangular plates and one square plate, developed for use with the European SAR580 project.
 Publication:

IEE Proceedings H: Microwaves Optics and Antennas
 Pub Date:
 August 1983
 Bibcode:
 1983IPMOA.130..322K
 Keywords:

 Geometrical Optics;
 Radar Corner Reflectors;
 Radar Scattering;
 Scattering Cross Sections;
 Computer Techniques;
 Coordinate Transformations;
 Matrices (Mathematics);
 Numerical Integration;
 Communications and Radar