Radar cross section (RCS) modeling and simulation, Part 1: A tutorial review of definitions, strategies, and canonical examples

Uluışık Ç., Çakır G. , Çakır M., Sevgi L.

Ieee Antennas And Propagation Magazine, vol.50, no.1, pp.115-126, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Title of Journal : Ieee Antennas And Propagation Magazine
  • Page Numbers: pp.115-126


Modeling and simulation strategies for radar cross section (RCS) prediction are reviewed, and a novel FDTD-based virtual RCS prediction tool is introduced in this two-part paper. Part 1 is reserved for a tutorial review. Concepts and definitions related to RCS modeling are outlined. Analytical approaches, i.e., high-frequency asymptotics (HFA), as well as powerful time- and frequency-domain numerical methods, are given. Canonical examples using the Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD) Method, the Method of Moments (MoM), and Physical Optics (PO) are presented.