Print Email Facebook Twitter Analysing multibeam, cooperative, ground based radar in a bistatic configuration Title Analysing multibeam, cooperative, ground based radar in a bistatic configuration Author Cox, P.B. van Rossum, W.L. Publication year 2020 Abstract Recent advances in digital beam forming for phased arrays in combination with digital signal processing should enable the development of multibeam radar in a bistatic configuration. In the bistatic setting, the pulse travelling outward from the transmitter should be followed or “chased” by the receiver. During transmission, depending on the location of the transmitter, receiver, and pulse, the number of digital beams and their location at the transmitter vary. In this paper, we analyse the geometrically depending number of digital beams and the beam switching rate of the receiver needed for pulse chasing. In addition, we derive the pulse repetition frequency (PRF) for the bistatic configuration based on the desired detection range. It is shown that the PRF in the bistatic case can be increased compared to its monostatic counterpart when the distance between the transmitter and the receiver is increased. Our results are applied on the scenario of an air traffic control radar to show the feasibility of a multibeam, ground based bistatic surveillance radar. It will be demonstrated that the maximum PRF can almost be doubled and an adaptive sensing and tracking paradigm can lead to a maximum of 64 simultaneous receiver beams for the bistatic surveillance and tracking setting. © 2020 IEEE Subject Bistatic radarMultibeamPhased arrayPulse chasingAir traffic controlDigital signal processingSurveillance radarSwitching frequencyTransmittersAdaptive sensingBeam switchingDetection rangeDigital beam formingGround basedGround based radarPulse chasingPulse repetition frequenciesMultibeam antennas To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:1f7c8a36-b806-4e28-8df2-11e1c572cdd2 TNO identifier 881694 Publisher 2020 IEEE International Radar Conference, RADAR 2020 ISBN 9781728168128 Source 2020 IEEE International Radar Conference, RADAR 2020, 28 April 2020 through 30 April 2020,, 912-917 Article number 9114620 Bibliographical note Sponsor: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.