MODELING AND SIMULATION OF CHAFF CLOUD
Chaff finds are mainly used in electromagnetic countermeasures. A cloud of chaff is an artificial target made up of a bunch of small thin metallized glass fiber or wire. Chaff consists of thin dipole elements cut to resonate at radar frequencies. Chaff Clouds are dispensed in the air through the chaff cartridge on aircrafts. Chaff Cloud masks the real target return signal therefore, the detection of target become more complicated. The reflected signal from the chaff cloud disturbs the opponent’s radar system and creates a false signature in the enemy radar. Because of high RCS signature, after launching a chaff cloud, the incoming missile tends to track on the chaff. The aircraft can then perform a fast, sharp maneuver, deviating from the missile path.