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Overview of the bistatic coherent measurement system (BICOMS)
Author(s): Ted L. Lane; Neal T. Alexander; Clay A. Blevins
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Paper Abstract

The Georgia Tech Research Institute, under contract to the US Air Force 46 Test Group, Radar Target Scattering Division, at Holloman AFB, NM, has designed and developed a fully polarimetric, bistatic coherent radar measurement system (BICOMS). It will be used to measure both the monostatic and bistatic radar cross section of targets, as well as create 2D, extremely high-resolution images of monostatic and bistatic signature data. BICOMS consists of a fixed radar unit and a mobile radar unit, each of which is capable of independent monostatic operation as well as simultaneous coherent monostatic and bistatic operation. The two radar system are coherently locked via a microwave fiber optic link. This paper discusses the system design requirements and key system features of the BICOMS and its major radio frequency subsystems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 August 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3395, Radar Sensor Technology III, (26 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.319449
Show Author Affiliations
Ted L. Lane, Georgia Tech Research Institute (United States)
Neal T. Alexander, Georgia Tech Research Institute (United States)
Clay A. Blevins, U.S. Air Force 46th Test Group (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3395:
Radar Sensor Technology III
Robert Trebits; James L. Kurtz, Editor(s)

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