Re: RCS VALUES

From: JAY RESPLER (jrespler@superlink.net)
Date: Sun Jan 05 2003 - 01:30:02 EST

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    Phillip Clark wrote:
    >  where he had compared the RCS values for objects with their
    > known size and there was very little correlation between the two.
    > 
    > So, unless the system has improved, the RCS values are very nice to look at
    > but useless in reality !
    
    While the values are not precise, and some are out of line, they are
    certainly useful, and much better than nothing.
    
    For instance, an RCS value of around 30 indicates probable naked eye
    visibility.
    A value of 3 would be visible in binoculars.
    A value of .3 would need a telescope.
    A value of .03 would be hard or unseen in a scope.
    
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    Jay Respler
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