Multi-Static Primary Surveillance Radar (MSPSR)

23 November 2011

STUDY PHASE 1

Study to assess the current technical feasibility of employing a distributed network of dedicated transmitters and receivers to locate non-cooperative airborne targets.

STUDY PHASE 2

Prior work has demonstrated the feasibility and benefits of producing an Active Multi-Static Primary Surveillance Radar (MSPSR) system using dedicated transmissions operating at Ultra High Frequency (UHF), in order to provide coverage of terminal areas.


The initial study, see above, suggested that the selection of operating frequency was critical, and that the UHF band had significant advantages.


This report assessed the feasibility of the alternative operating frequencies for a Multi-Static Primary Surveillance Radar, in either the L or S bands.