Introduction to the Basic Technology of Stealth Aircraft: Part 2—Illumination by the Enemy (Active Considerations)

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D. Howe

Cranfield Institute of Technology, Bedford, United Kingdom

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 113(1), 80-86 (Jan 01, 1991) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2906534 History: Received February 01, 1990; Online April 24, 2008


One of the most significant considerations of stealth technology is the technique used to reduce the probability of detection of an aircraft by radar. This paper is concerned with the nature of the various contributions to the radar cross section, and the means by which their effect may be reduced. A survey of the impact of stealth technology on some specific designs is included, from which the conclusion is drawn that the achievement of good stealth characteristics demands attention to both the overall configuration and detail design.

Copyright © 1991 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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