The Radar Cross Section of a Military Transport Helicopter in the X-Band

The Radar Cross Section of a Military Transport Helicopter in the X-Band

Author Alves, Mauro A. Google Scholar
Folgueras, Luiza C. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Martin, Inacio M. Google Scholar
da Silva, Ricardo E. G. Google Scholar
de Abreu, Alessandro J. Google Scholar
Abstract As a consequence of their large size and surface geometry, military transport helicopters have usually large radar cross sections (RCS). Depending on the type of the mission these helicopters are carrying, it would be advantageous for the helicopter to have a smaller RCS. The RCS of any target can be minimized using different methods. In this study, the RCS of a helicopter was simulated assuming that it was covered by a multifunctional composite that can function both as structural material and narrow band microwave absorber. Simulations were performed at 8 and 12 GHz and the results indicate that a considerable reduction of the overall RCS of the helicopter at 12 GHz can be obtained using the multifunctional composite.
Keywords Radar cross section
microwave absorbing material
multifunctional composite
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Language English
Sponsor Coordenacao de Aperfeicoamento de Pessoal de Nivel Superior (CAPES, CAPES/ITA)
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Cientifico e Tecnologico (CNPq)
Date 2017
Published in 2017 Sbmo/Ieee Mtt-S International Microwave And Optoelectronics Conference (Imoc). New York, v. , p. -, 2017.
Publisher IEEE
Extent -
Access rights Closed access
Type Conference paper
Web of Science ID WOS:000419280400050

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