Microwave Journal: A Planetary Radar System for Detection and High-Resolution Imaging of Nearby Celestial

Figure 7 from the article, PFH block diagram and location on the GBT.

In partnership with National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) and Raytheon Intelligence &
Space (RI&S), the Green Bank Observatory (GBO) tested a multi-static radar intended to expand
the scientific reach and capability of the Green Bank Telescope (GBT) and the Very Long Baseline
Array (VLBA).

The experimental effort installed an RI&S Ku-Band transmitter on the GBT and relied
on VLBA receiving stations to receive the data transmission. That transmission generated synthetic
aperture radar (SAR) images of select locations on the moon and detected asteroid 2001 FO32.

Download a PDF of this article, appearing in the January 2022 issue.

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