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Netted radar sensing

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3 Author(s)
C. J. Baker ; QinetiQ, Malvern, UK ; A. L. Hume ; C. J. Baker

Future radar applications are beginning to stretch monostatic radar systems beyond their fundamental sensitivity and information limits. Networks of smaller radar systems can offer a route to overcome these limitations; for example, networks of radar sensors can counter stealth technology whilst simultaneously providing additional information for improved target classification. More generally, multiple independent sensors can provide an energetically more efficient collector of radar scatter. The relative merits of non-coherent and coherent networks are introduced and the balance between increased performance, complexity, and cost is discussed.

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IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine  (Volume:18 ,  Issue: 2 )