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radar cross sections

Definition/Scope: The measure of a target's ability to reflect radar signals in the direction of the radar receiver, i.e,. it is a measure of the ratio of backscatter power per steradian (unit solid angle) in the direction of the radar (from the target) to the power density that is intercepted by the target.

Broader Terms:

radar measurement

Related Terms:

active cancellation
passive cancellation
polarization signatures
radar absorbing materials
radar cross section reduction
radar signatures

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