The Debris RCS Generator (DRG) models missile intercept debris Radar Cross Section (RCS) signatures for high-fidelity simulations. It generates realistic RCS and Doppler signatures to support detailed discrimination and kill assessment algorithm design and evaluation, and provides an application programming interface (API) designed to ease the integration with simulation codes. The model is integrated with TSC’s Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) testbed software for developing, evaluating, and demonstrating missile defense radar algorithms and models.
- DRG produces radar signatures for each debris piece that are continuous in time and reflect realistic rotational motion of the debris object.
- The debris signature modeling is based on the coherent signature patterns contained in a database of debris RCS chamber measurements provided by NASA and theoretical predictions.
- The model produces credible Doppler spectra, polarization dependence and temporal behavior.
- It exhibits accurate physical dependencies of RCS and phase on debris size, radar frequency and viewing angle.
- The model can be tuned to threat-specific debris size, velocity, and motion distributions.
For more information please download the Ballistic Missile Debris RCS Generator Fact Sheet (PDF)