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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Baker, "An Introduction to Multistatic Radar," in Multistatic Surveillance and Reconnaissance: Sensor, Signals and Data Fusion, RTO-EN-SET-133 (Brussels: NATO Science and Technology Organization, April 2009), 2-1-2-20, https://www.
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.
Our imaging system, a multistatic radar setup [8], utilizes time-domain measurements with a 16-element antenna array and has been thoroughly tested on breast phantoms.
The major update to Phased Array System Toolbox includes monostatic and multistatic radar system modeling with point targets, free-space propagation, surface clutter, and barrage jammer to help estimate maximum range, peak power, and SNR of a radar system; modeling of sensor arrays and subarrays with arbitrary geometries for beam pattern analysis of linear, planar, and conformal sensor arrays; polarization and platform motion specification for arrays and targets; and GPU support to accelerate clutter modeling.
In order to solve this problem, bistatic and multistatic radar systems should be considered, which can increase the radial distances between two targets by properly allocating the transmitter and receiver antennas.
In this sense, passive radars are bi- or multistatic radar systems that exploit non-radar transmitters of opportunity to detect or identify targets [1].
The editors make good use of individual contributors' expertise in covering the history of bistatic and multistatic radar systems, Fluttar distant early warning (DEW)-line gap-filler radar, missile attack warning applications, planetary exploration, air surveillance, ionospheric measurements and wind measurements.
This distinction between DF and radar antennas is blurred, and perhaps serves no useful purpose, when bistatic and multistatic radar is considered.
Multistatic radar systems, with a single transmitter powering an array of antennas linked by fiber-optic cables, will bring protection from HARMs as well as generating supplemental radar data.
II-15 Millimeter Cloud Radar II-15 Imaging Radar II-15 Incoherent Scatter II-15 SCR-270 Radar II-16 Multistatic Radar.
This concept is readily extended to two or more receiving sites, in which case we have a multistatic radar.
Multistatic radar operation can result in serious limitation to ECM operation.