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Space-based millimeter wave debris tracking radar
Author(s): Kai Chang; Michael E. Pollock; Michael K. Skrehot
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Paper Abstract

NORAD system currently tracks and predicts orbits of space objects of 80 mm or larger in diameter. The small debris of less than 80 mm, traveling at high speed, could cause damage to Space Station or space vehicles. To overcome this problem, a 35 GHz space-based millimeter-wave radar system is proposed to track the particles ranging in size from 4 mm to 80 mm up to a range of 25 Km. The system requires a large phased array which should be developed in monolithic circuits for cost reduction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1991
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1475, Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits for Sensors, Radar, and Communications Systems, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.44503
Show Author Affiliations
Kai Chang, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Michael E. Pollock, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Michael K. Skrehot, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1475:
Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits for Sensors, Radar, and Communications Systems
Regis F. Leonard; Kul B. Bhasin, Editor(s)

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