Broadside radar cross section of the perfectly conducting cube
Abstract
The broadside radar cross section (RCS) of the perfectly conducting cube is predicted from arbitrarily low to arbitrarily high frequencies, and compared to measured data taken for cube side lengths ranging from 0.15 to 4 wavelengths. The predicted and measured RCS curves agree to within the estimated experimental limits of accuracy of + or  1 dB. At low frequencies the magneticfield integral equation was augmented to eliminate its spurious homogeneous solutions and thus to produce the high accuracy beyond the resonance region up through the intermediate frequency range. At high frequencies the conventional diffraction solution was enhanced to produce high accuracy down through the intermediate frequency range into the resonance region. Close agreement between these two very different theoretical solutions in the intermediate frequency range confirmed the validity of each solution and permitted calculation of a reliable composite RCS curve for all frequencies.
 Publication:

NASA STI/Recon Technical Report N
 Pub Date:
 February 1984
 Bibcode:
 1984STIN...8432656Y
 Keywords:

 Integral Equations;
 Magnetic Fields;
 Radar Cross Sections;
 Radar Targets;
 Accuracy;
 Anomalies;
 Conduction;
 Electrical Resistivity;
 Frequency Ranges;
 High Frequencies;
 Homogeneity;
 Intermediate Frequencies;
 Reliability;
 Solutions;
 Communications and Radar