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Radar Cross Section Analysis Using Physical Optics and Its Applications to Marine Targets

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Radar Cross Section (RCS) is one of the most considerable parameters for ship stealth design. As modern ships are larger than their predecessors, RCS must be managed at each design stage for its reduction. For predicting RCS of ship, Radar Cross Section Analysis Program (RACSAN) based on Kirchhoff approximation in high frequency range has been developed. This program can present RCS including multi-bounce effect in exterior and interior structure by combination of geometric optics (GO) and physical optics (PO) methods, coating effect by using Fresnel reflection coefficient, and response time pattern for detected target. In this paper, RCS calculations of ship model with above effects are simulated by using this developed program and RCS results are discussed. 

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Hwang, J. , Hong, S. , Song, J. and Kwon, H. (2015) Radar Cross Section Analysis Using Physical Optics and Its Applications to Marine Targets. Journal of Applied Mathematics and Physics, 3, 166-171. doi: 10.4236/jamp.2015.32026.

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