radar signature

radar signature

radar signature
Radar signature from different angles. Here the signature is the minimum when the target is viewed either head-on or tail-on and it is maximum when it is viewed from beam position.
The shape and size of the radar blip received from an aircraft or flying object. The radar signature is a function of target size and its range, aspect, geometric shape, materials, and surface texture. The most vital element of the radar signature is the target aspect. The radar signature will be maximum when the target aircraft is flying at right angles to the radar and least when it is flying head- or tail-on.
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arsenal — flies with an exaggerated radar signature, making it difficult to track.
Superscatterers are the puffer fish of electromagnetics: they have a radar signature or "radar cross section" (RCS) that is bigger than they really are.
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The Su-57 features include six internal weapons hard-points to sharply reduce radar signature, top speed up to Mach 2, X-band Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar for situation awareness, L-band AESA radar for target identification, infra-red search and track (IRST) system to identify objects through their heat signature for targets beyond the radar's range.
The fighter jet has an "extremely" low radar signature which allows it to operate undetected deep inside enemy territory.
The second area of focus is 'decide', for which the system utilises radar signature data and electronic surveillance information to allow for the positive identification of UAV targets.
These features reduced the radar signature to make the missile hard to detect by enemy radar and therefore hard to defend against by the associated air-defense systems.
And countries can upgrade their fighters with a number of 'extras.' These include conformal fuel tanks, an enclosed weapons pod, an enhanced engine and a reduced radar signature.
Orbital ATK also provides services for CASTOR[R], Orbus 1A and Oriole motors as well as various specialty support services such as radar signature testing and specialty tooling.
Orbital ATK also provides services for CASTOR, Orbus 1A and Oriole motors as well as various specialty support services such as radar signature testing and specialty tooling.