posted on Oct, 24 2013 @ 08:29 PM
reply to post by ShadeWolf
I have to presume the new technology for the ROK is multistatic. No big deal, but it does take money and engineering.
Multistatic radars work, but they don't give you vectors, just presence. With some work, you can identify as well, but they do much better at
detection than tracking.
The cross-correlation is more for identification. If you've got a plane that has axes that it's got bigger RCS on, you can get tracking info that way
as well. With multistatic systems, it's possible to do something like a SAR in reverse to get more data from the reflections as well.
OTOH, if you're using newer GaAs phased array systems like a big ground based AESA, you can get the return up by just throwing a wad of power at
eta - if the stealth design reflects oncoming radar signals in other directions that can be received from off-axis ground stations, you can sometimes
use a multi-static system to pick up the off-axis reflections and get tracking info that way. The older stuff like the F-117 would be more vulnerable
to off-axis monitoring.
edit on 24-10-2013 by Bedlam because: (no reason given)