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Bistatic Radar and Low-Probability-of-Intercept Radar

Bistatic Radar and Low-Probability-of-Intercept Radar

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This discussion of the fundamentals of bistatic radar follows that of Willis, who provides a history of many bistatic radar proposals and programs and a summary of many technical analyses. Figure 13.1 introduces some basic terminology. Instead of two locations of interest (the radar and the target), we now have three (transmitter, Tx; receiver, Rx; and target) forming the vertices of the bistatic triangle, which defines the bistatic plane. All three vertices may vary with time, as in an air warfare scenario. The line between Tx and Rx isthe baseline. From the target location, the angle between the vector to the Tx and the vector to the Rx is the bistatic angle.

Chapter Contents:

  • 13.1 Bistatic Radar
  • 13.1.1 Fundamentals of Bistatic Radar
  • 13.1.2 Bistatic Radar Cross Section
  • 13.1.3 Other Bistatic Radar Considerations
  • 13.2 Low-Probability-of-Intercept Radar
  • References
  • Problems

Inspec keywords: radar transmitters; radar receivers; probability

Other keywords: air warfare scenario; bistatic triangle; Willis; transmitter; low-probability-of-intercept radar; bistatic radar; radar; bistatic plane; receiver

Subjects: Other topics in statistics; Radar equipment, systems and applications

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