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      Error Analysis of Relative Calibration for RCS Measurement on Ground Plane Range

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          Ground plane range is a kind of outdoor Radar Cross Section (RCS) test range used for static measurement of full-size or scaled targets. Starting from the characteristics of ground plane range, the impact of environments on targets and calibrators is analyzed during calibration in the RCS measurements. The error of relative calibration produced by the different illumination of target and calibrator is studied. The relative calibration technique used in ground plane range is to place the calibrator on a fixed and auxiliary pylon somewhere between the radar and the target under test. By considering the effect of ground reflection and antenna pattern, the relationship between the magnitude of echoes and the position of calibrator is discussed. According to the different distances between the calibrator and target, the difference between free space and ground plane range is studied and the error of relative calibration is calculated. Numerical simulation results are presented with useful conclusions. The relative calibration error varies with the position of calibrator, frequency and antenna beam width. In most case, set calibrator close to the target may keep the error under control.

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          Journal
          Journal of Radars
          Chinese Academy of Sciences
          01 March 2012
          : 1
          : 1
          : 58-62
          Affiliations
          [1 ] (School of Electronics and Information Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China)
          Article
          70ecb4a3bb9e46e29d7d93f3ba7e3469
          10.3724/SP.J.1300.2012.10065

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          T1-995

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