Mig-31 Firefox RCS calculation

As part of an ITPS module on Stealth, I reproduced a Naval Postgraduate School exercise calculating analytically the RCS of the fictitious Mig-31 Firefox. To be more accurate, the RCS is approximated by modelling various aircraft components with simpler shapes which RCS can be analytically calculated.

Mig-31_Firefox_aircraft

While the modelling described in the original document is way over simplifying and possibly overestimating the expected Mig-31 RCS, the exercise’s purpose is to introduce students to some of the RCS concepts, rather than an realistic estimation. Following image shows the RCS peaks plot at 0 deg elevation angle.

Mig31_RCS

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