Radar Cross Section Components

RCS Pylons

ORBIT/FR pylons are stationary metal target-support structures designed for low RCS. Their shapes, sizes and construction specifications are determined by requirements such as maximum target cavity size, minimum rotator size, and target size and shape.

RCS Pylons


  • Ogive ratio: 1:4 standard, 1:6 and 1:7 available for most models
  • Pylons for multiple applications (RCS, Antenna measurement)
  • Height: standard from 3 to 70 feet (1 to 21 meters), or custom order
  • Interchangeable tips (Optional)
  • Three types of rotator heads: two AZ/EL and one AZ only
  • Load capacity: From 500 - 80,000 lbs.
  • Sharp edges: 0.004 - 0.008 inch
  • Surface finish – 63 microinch
  • Optimal power-to volume ratio
  • Position feedback readout: synchro or rotary encoders


  • RCS Measurements
  • Aircraft Measurements


  • Pylon structure: steel, aluminum or combination of steel and aluminum
  • Rotators: AZ/EL and AZ only
  • Environment: indoor (standard), outdoor (optional)
  • Mini model tower (optional)
  • Storage fixture
  • Cover and edges protection kit
  • Lifting device for installation


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