Airbus Defense and Space’s Passive Radar demonstrator vehicle
The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has contracted Airbus Defense and Space to conduct a study into the feasibility of using so-called “passive radar” technology for air traffic management (ATM). Unlike conventional radar, which uses a rotating antenna to send out radio pulses and detect pulses reflected back from aircraft, passive radar does emits no radiation, but instead analyses radiation reflections from other emitters, such as radio and television stations, to detect ...
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