The RCS analysis software provides the capability to process data acquired in an RCS acquisition. Functions are
provided to compensate for background subtraction and target calibration. The corrected data can be processed
to generate various outputs such as RCS versus frequency, aspect; RCS versus downrange, aspect; cross-range;
focused/unfocussed ISAR imaging; temporal doppler, and range walk among others. Zero doppler subtraction and
software gating functions are also provided. The MI-3048 also includes an RCS drift correction utility to compensate
for drift in long RCS acquisitions. With the MI-3048 software gating function, RCS data can be collected with a CW
system. However, to use the software gating function, all data must be collected in a multiple frequency mode.
Consult MI Technologies for available gating systems.
RCS analysis solutions are subject to U.S. export restrictions.
The plots that follow were all taken on a horizontal cylinder target and all come from a single data file. Data taken on a 14” diameter sphere was used as the calibration data.