Simultaneous data collection of small maritime targets using multistatic and forward scatter radar

Matthew Ritchie, Francesco Fioranelli, Karl Woodbridge, Hugh Griffiths, Liam Daniel, Alessandro De Luca, Stanislav Hristov, Marina Gashinova, Mikhail Cherniakov

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Radar detection of small maritime targets is of great interest in the context of coastal and port security for prevention of activities such as smuggling and piracy. Multistatic radar and forward scatter radar offer detection advantages compared with conventional monostatic systems, such as advantageous multi-perspective target view for the former and target radar cross section enhancement for the latter. In this paper, preliminary experimental results of simultaneous measurements to investigate the detection of a small inflatable boat by a multistatic and a forward scatter radar are presented. These results are believed to be the first example of simultaneous experimental comparison of such systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Radar Conference - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781467396554
Publication statusPublished - 17 Feb 2016
EventIEEE Radar Conference - Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: 27 Oct 201530 Oct 2015


ConferenceIEEE Radar Conference
Country/TerritorySouth Africa


  • forward scatter radar
  • low observable target
  • Maritime surveillance
  • multistatic radar

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Instrumentation


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