A Measurement Standard for Polarimetric RCS Imaging
Using the following information one will be able to build a measurement standard for RCS measurement purposes.
Due to the lack of measurement standards especially designed for polarimetric radar measurements, this standard was developed to demonstrate various polarization effects which can occur at a radar target depending on the polarization of the incoming wave.
It can, however, be used for the demonstration and evaluation of both polarimetric and non-polarimetric RCS imaging algorithms, pure RCS measurements and other radar related measurements in research and teaching.
The shape of the standard was inspired by the shape of real patrol boats to highlight the applicability of miscellaneous RCS imaging techniques to practical problems. Some parts of its superstructure are especially suited for polarimetric measurements, having the following features: