Re: RCS VALUES

From: Vitek, Antonin (avitek@LIB.CAS.CZ)
Date: Sat Jan 04 2003 - 17:09:19 EST

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    Phillip Clark wrote:
    > 
    > So, unless the system has improved, the RCS values are very nice to look at
    > but useless in reality !
    
    As RCS means Radar Cross Section, it is derived from the strength of
    radar echo. Therefore RCS depends not only on size of the particular
    object, but also on its shape and significantly on dielectric properties
    of its surface (you may call it alltogether "radar albedo").
    
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