On the Relevance of the Measured or Calculated RCS for Objects on the Ground - Case Wind Turbines

Conference: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
03/23/2009 - 03/27/2009 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: EuCAP 2009

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Greving, Gerhard; Biermann, Wolf-Dieter; Mundt, Rolf (NAVCOM Consult, Ziegelstr. 43, 71672 Marbach, Germany)

The Radar Cross Section RCS is a useful figure for the characterization of objects in space for radar systems. Electrically large objects on the ground, such as wind turbines WT, do not meet the basic conditions of a plane wave excitation. Measured or calculated RCS according to the standard definition cannot be used for safeguarding and the characterization of WT.