Science Journal of Physics

December 2012, Volume 2012, ISSN:2276-6367

Author(s) 2012. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research Article


Radar Cross Section of Exhaust Ions in HF Region

Authors: H. Gholizade1, M. Nourallahzadeh2

1&2 Department of Physics, School of Engineering Science University of Tehran,Iran.

Accepted 3 December 2012; Available Online 20 December 2012

doi: 10.7237/sjp/237


We review the radar cross section (RCS) of exhaust particles and its effect in the RCS of aerial targets in HF region. The results show that the plume of rockets and aircraft engine can increase the RCS. This effect can explain by the production and concentration of electrons and positive / negative ions at the exhaust. According to experimental and simulation results we can add the RCS of exhaust to the target RCS and in HF frequencies we can treat the engine plasma as perfect electric conductor.

Keywords:radar cross section, exhaust ionization, HF frequency.