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Mono-static Space Based Radar (SBR) (U)

Overview (U):

(U) The Mono-static Space Based Radar system was developed during the Space Sensor Study of 1995, conducted by SMC, ACC, and AFSPC. Representative designs consist of either 24-30 satellites at 1400 NM or 9-10 satellites operating at 5600 NM (Other designs also exist). The radars would operate at appropriate frequencies for given missions, e.g. L-band for airborne moving target detection. Ground stations would be used for command and control. The system would have a field of view over the entire earth, with the possible exception of areas near the poles. However, actual coverage would not be continuous over the entire earth. Instead, the desired AORs (up to six 350 NM areas, corresponding to current AWACS coverage for two theaters of interest) would be designated by the battlefield commander, and these AORs would receive continuous coverage (10 second revisit rate). The desired AORs could be changed quickly by electronically refocusing the phased array antenna feeds on the radar satellites.

Description (U):

(U) None.

User Impact (U):

(U) None.

Programmatics (U):

(U) Concept/Technology.

(U) Organizations and Funding:
  • (U) AFSPC: Funding Source.
  • (U) SMC: Funding Source.
  • (U) Air Force: Funding Source.

Images (U):

(U) None.

Related Initiatives (U):
BI-STATIC GEO/MEO SBRBi-static Geosynchronous/Medium Earth Orbit (GEO/MEO) Space-Based Radar (SBR)
BI-STATIC GEO/UAV SBRBi-static Geosynchronous/Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (GEO/UAV) Space-Based Radar (SBR)
Future Space-Based RadarFuture Space Based Radar (SBR)
This Table Is Unclassified.

Related Requirements (U):None.

Related Categories (U):
SBRSpace-Based Radar (SBR)
This Table Is Unclassified.

Road Map Placements (U):

This Table Is Unclassified.

Requirements, Funding and Additional Hotlinks (U):

1997 Force Enhancement STW
This Table Is Unclassified.

Lead Office (U):

(U) Air Force.

Point of Contact (U):

(U) Maj Mike LaPointe, NSSA, Open Phone: (703) 325-6422, DSN 221-6422.
(U) National Security Space Road Map Team, NSSA, Open Phone: (703)808-6040, DSN 898-6040.

Date Of Information (U):

(U) 21 November 1997

(U) Road Map Production Date: 12 July 1999

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