side-looking radar

side-looking radar

[′sīd ¦lu̇k·iŋ ′rā·där]
(engineering)
A high-resolution airborne radar having antennas aimed to the right and left of the flight path; used to provide high-resolution strip maps with photographlike detail, to map unfriendly territory while flying along its perimeter, and to detect submarine snorkels against a background of sea clutter.
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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) adopted the RGWS technology into the Pave Mover program, which put side-looking radar into the EF-111 aircraft to detect and track armored surface vehicles at long range while simultaneously guiding precision munitions to a target.
Side-looking radar (SLR) is an active microwave remote-sensing system: the imagery data are obtained by sending a radar pulse toward the ground, then receiving the reflected pulse wave after its interactions with the ground surface.
Side-looking radars (SLRs) have enjoyed continued success in mapping the earth's phenomena--including geology, vegetation, forestry, and topography--since the 1960s from aircraft, and from the 1970s from space platforms (Simonett 1970; Leberl 1976; Henderson and Lewis 1998).
The V-shaped canoe fairing also could accommodate a small side-looking radar.
Though forward-looking cameras have gravitated toward placement in the inside rearview mirror housing, and side-looking radar units are a natural for outside mirror housings, the question of where the front or rear units reside is still up in the air.
The commercial market for ground-surveillance aircraft equipped with side-looking radar has been a tough nut to crack for U.
These targets were identified from airborne magnetic surveying, interpretation of satellite imagery and side-looking radar imagery.
For example, the side-looking radar sensors used for the Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) and the forward-looking camera for the Lane-Keeping System are on watch even when there is no active warning provided to the driver.
The Northrop Grumman APY-3 side-looking radar feeds a 7.
In addition to the nose-mounted Elta EL/M-2022(V)3 surveillance radar, these aircraft have side-looking radars by the Swedish Space Corporation, in combination providing simultaneous tracking of surface vessels and mapping of oil spills.