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A radar measures the time of arrival of the backscattered signal to infer the distance between the target and the platform (satellite, aircraft, whatever). If two targets are at the same distance from the platform, one on the left and one on the right because the platform is looking down, then their signals will arrive at the same time, making them ...


Both down-looking and side looking radar look down. Down-looking radar illuminates terrain forward and below the aircraft to detect targets on or near the ground. Stationary targets would be lost among the ground clutter, but moving targets on or near the ground can be separated by their doppler shift. Software eliminates the background clutter and leaves ...

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