RCS Prediction & Measurement
The IDS Naval Division and Laboratory have been designing, testing and rolling out Radar Cross Section (RCS) systems for Italian and international clients since 1982, including both RCS measurement and prediction systems with integrated solutions in response to growing market demands.
When designing a modern naval vessel, its radar cross section (RCS) signature has to be taken into account. Additionally, as a ship goes through its life, natural wear and tear can affect its operational capability. Detection of possible radar cross section (RCS) signature performance degradation is necessary to ensure that a ship is able to successfully perform its mission while maintaining its level of survivability and ensuring its crew remains safe.
Finally, modifications in the topside configuration following a refit as well as the addition of new or changes to existing equipment, such as weapons, communications or surveillance systems, can also affect the electromagnetic profile of a ship and can result in unforeseen performance problems. These can include increased visibility due to RCS or IR hotspots.
IDS Naval Division provides both a RCS prediction solution software, the Ship EDF-RCS tool, and RCS measurement systems (NADIR PLANAR SCANNER & NADIR RADAR SYSTEM).
Aiming at meeting end user requirements, IDS Naval offers complete RCS prediction and measurement services carried out with in-house technical resources and project management based on the evaluation of RCS diagrams, radar images and hot spots structure and focused on providing an optimised ship design with reduced Radar signature.