Advances in Bistatic Radar

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Nicholas J. Willis, Hugh D. Griffiths
SciTech Publishing, 2007 - Technology & Engineering - 493 pages
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Advances in Bistatic Radar updates and extends bistatic and multistatic radar developments since the publication of Willis' Bistatic Radar in 1991. New and recently declassified military applications are documented, civil applications are detailed including commercial and scientific systems and leading radar engineers provide expertise to each of these applications. Advances in Bistatic Radar consists of two major sections: Bistatic/Multistatic Radar Systems and Bistatic Clutter and Signal Processing. Starting with a history update, the first section documents the early and now declassified military AN/FPS-23 Fluttar DEW-Line Gap-filler, and high frequency (HF) bistatic radars developed for missile attack warning. It then documents the recently developed passive bistatic and multistatic radars exploiting commercial broadcast transmitters for military and civilian air surveillance. Next, the section documents scientific bistatic radar systems for planetary exploration, which have exploited data link transmitters over the last forty years; ionospheric measurements, again exploiting commercial broadcast transmitters; and 3-D wind field measurements using a bistatic receiver hitchhiking off doppler weather radars. This last application has been commercialized. The second section starts by documenting the full, unclassified bistatic clutter scattering coefficient data base, along with the theory and analysis supporting its development. The section then details two major clutter-related developments, spotlight bistatic synthetic aperture radar (SAR), which can now generate high resolution images using bistatic autofocus and related techniques; and adaptive moving target indication (MTI), which allows cancellation of nonstationary clutter generated by moving (i.e. airborne) platforms through the use of bistatic space-time adaptive processing (STAP).

 

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Contents

Introduction
3
BistaticMultistatic Radar Systems
9
Fluttar DEWLine GapFiller
35
Missile Attack Warning
47
Planetary Exploration
56
Air Surveillance
78
Ionospheric Measurements
193
Wind Measurements
212
Bistatic Clutter and Signal Processing
229
Spotlight Synthetic Aperture Radar
320
Adaptive Moving Target Indication
432
Contributors
482
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Nick Willis spent his entire career in the U.S. military industrial complex. He served in the U.S. Navy on destroyer duty and testing naval radars at White Sands Missile Range. He then worked on radars and electronic warfare with Philco-Ford, SRI International and Systems Control, Inc. In 1976 he rejoined the U.S. government at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to work on stealth radars and vehicles. He rejoined industry for 17 years designing and evaluating radars at Technology Service Corp. and Westinghouse Electric Corp. Today, Mr. Willis consults for government and industry.

Hugh D. Griffiths has published over 300 technical articles and papers and is the Editor-in-Chief of the IET Journal Radar, Sonar and Navigation. In 2013, he won the prestigious AF Harvey prize from the IET.

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