Phase-Hologram-Based Compact RCS Test Range at 310 GHz for Scale Models

Anne Lönnqvist, Juha Mallat, Antti V. Räisänen

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Abstract

A compact radar cross section (RCS) test range based on a phase hologram has been developed for scale-model measurements. The phase hologram converts the feed-horn radiation to a plane wave needed for RCS determination. The measurements are performed at 310 GHz using continuous-wave operation. A monostatic configuration is realized using a dielectric slab as a directional coupler. The main advantage of a scale-model RCS range is that the dimensions of radar targets are scaled down in proportion to the wavelength. Therefore, RCS data of originally large objects can be measured indoors in a controlled environment. Test objects such as metal cylinders and simplified targets have been measured. The feasibility of the phase-hologram RCS range has been verified. The operation and measurement results of the monostatic measurement range are reported here. A comparison with simulated results is also included.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2391-2397
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Volume54
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jun 2006
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Keywords

  • Compact range
  • hologram
  • quiet zone
  • radar cross section (RCS)
  • scale-model measurements

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