Radar-Echo Considerations Regarding Reentry Decoys with Low-Frequency Capability.

by J. L. Raymond

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Proposed designs and radar echo analysis of decoys capable of simulating the low-frequency radar echo and velocity-altitude behavior of a slender, pointed nose cone entering the earth's atmosphere. This memorandum is the concluding publication of a series of studies that began at Rand in 1957 on the reentry aspects of missiles and decoys in the penetration of ABM defense. The present investigation of decoys as penetration aids was undertaken to help solve the problem of simulating a nose cone's static radar echo near resonance. 59 pp. Ref.

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