radar cross-section

Definitions

Electronics

  • (written as radar cross section)
    The proportion of the overall area of a scanned object which reflects the same amount of a radar signal that would be reflected by the entire area of said object. Its abbreviation is RCS. Also called echo area, or target cross section.

Military

  • noun the shape of an object in relation to its ability to reflect radar waves.
  • acronymRCS
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