Beyond LOS Detection of Hypersonic Vehicles

Authors

  • Randall L. Musselman US Air Force Academy, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Colorado Springs, CO, USA randall.musselman@usafa.edu
  • Stephan H. Chastain US Air Force Academy, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Colorado Springs, CO, USA

Keywords:

HF, hypersonic, over-the-horizon radar, plasma, RCS

Abstract

RCS modeling of a typical hypersonic vehicle and its plasma sheath was investigated. The plasma parameters were analyzed to determine which were most dominant for accurate RCS prediction. HF was determined to provide BLOS detection and good conductivity of the plasma, for optimum RCS.

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2020-11-07

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