Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Michael D. Seal, PhD
Military technology requires equipment to be undetected by adversaries. Stealth aircraft are designed to be undetected through electromagnetic means by minimizing a return signature called the RCS. Therefore, it is essential to understand how antennas, which are necessary for communication, affect the overall RCS of the aircraft. The antenna is measured in a compact RADAR range. The antenna needs a structure to support it, also referred to as a test fixture, that does not interfere with the measuring process of the antenna’s RCS. This thesis set out to get the lowest RCS possible of a test fixture by evaluating different geometries. The result of this thesis is a test fixture that has a minimal RCS that does not interfere with the antenna.
DTIC Accession Number
Kreimeyer, Wayne C., "Design Study for an Antenna Radar Cross Section Measurement Test Fixture" (2022). Theses and Dissertations. 5464.