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With the possible exception of the first radar demonstration in 1904, all early radar experiments were of the bistatic type. They were conducted nearly simultaneously and totally independently by the United States, United Kingdom, France, the Soviet Union, Japan, Germany, and Italy. Japan, France, and the Soviet Union actually deployed bistatic forward-scatter fences, and Germany deployed a bistatic hitchhiker, all for aircraft detection in World War II. Even the British Chain Home monostatic radars had a reversionary bistatic mode.

Chapter Contents:

  • 2.1 Early History
  • 2.1.1 Developments in the United States
  • 2.1.2 Developments in the United Kingdom
  • 2.1.3 Developments in France
  • 2.1.4 Developments in the Soviet Union
  • 2.1.5 Developments in Japan
  • 2.1.6 Developments in Germany
  • 2.1.7 Developments in Italy
  • 2.2 First Resurgence
  • 2.2.1 Theory and Measurements
  • 2.2.2 Semiactive Homing Missiles
  • 2.2.3 Hitchhiking
  • 2.2.4 Forward-Scatter Fences
  • 2.2.5 Multistatic Radars
  • 2.3 Second Resurgence
  • 2.3.1 Air Defense
  • 2.3.2 Clutter Tuning
  • 2.3.3 Hitchhiking
  • 2.3.4 Forward-Scatter Fences
  • 2.3.5 Multistatic Radars
  • 2.4 Nonmilitary Applications

Inspec keywords: history; airborne radar

Other keywords: France; United States; reversionary bistatic mode; Germany; Soviet Union; radar demonstration; United Kingdom; World War II; Italy; British Chain Home monostatic radars; aircraft detection; bistatic type; Japan; bistatic forward-scatter fences

Subjects: Other general electrical engineering topics; Radar equipment, systems and applications

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