RCS value

From: Sebastian Stabroth (s.stabroth@tu-bs.de)
Date: Mon Aug 20 2001 - 04:17:02 PDT

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    It might be off-topic, but for decay-calculation it's essential:
    
    The Radar Cross Section (RCS) in the NORAD table has something to do with the
    wavelength of the used radar, doesn't it? Therefore, RCS is more indicative of the
    reflectivity of the object in the bandwidth of the radar that tracks the target. I'm
    thinking of objects with diameters in the range of the radar wavelength. If so,
    wouldn't the RCS of those objects diverge from the true cross-sectional area in a
    great way?
    
    Cheers,
    Sebastian
    
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