multistatic radar

multistatic radar

[′məl·tē‚stad·ik ′rā‚där]
(engineering)
Radar in which successive antenna lobes are sequentially engaged to provide a tracking capability without physical movement of the antenna.

multistatic radar

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A radar arrangement in which there are many widely spaced transmitters and receivers. All of them cooperate together to form a sensor system that is highly capable and immune to countermeasures. Besides being costly, the major technical problem is in synchronizing the various elements of the system.
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Lockheed Martin has gained a $915m contract from the US Air Force (USAF) for development of Space Fence, a multistatic radar system planned to identify and track space debris.
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