Dual Base Line Interferometer Antenna.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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The patent describes a radar system for determining the position of a target using a radio frequency source of opportunity. The system uses an interferometer antenna and cross-correlation techniques to measure the time delay in receiving a reflected signal from the target as compared to receiving a direct signal from the signal source. Thereby, the distance from the RF source via the target to the antenna is determined. Additionally, the system uses a plurality of interferometer antennas and cross-correlation techniques to measure the relative phase difference between the signals received by the antennas. Thereby the angle of arrival of the reflected signals from the target is determined. Combining the range and angular information locates the target.
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