Accession Number:

ADP005841

Title:

Capabilities of Bistatic Synthetic Aperture Radar for Covert Battlefield Surveillance,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MARCONI SPACE AND DEFENCE SYSTEMS LTD PORTSMOUTH (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The capabilities of bistatic synthetic aperture radar to provide rapid update rate, real-time covert radar surveillance to the military user are considered. The spatial resolution and sensitivity achievable from a tactical system using a small RPV-borne transmitter and a static ground based receiver are discussed and the relative advantages of two distinct types of emission modulation are examined. Finally, a number of areas requiring further study are identified.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE