Ground Based Synthetic Aperture Radar (GBSAR)


The Communications Research Group has a fully polarimetric Radar Cross Section (RCS) test facility, housed in a fully anechoic chamber. This facility is capable of characterising the scattering for 3D targets and is fully automated. The facility uses X-Y scanning antennas to allow large objects to be measured accurately and has in-house developed processing software to provide a 2D and 3D image of the target.

  • Frequency range: 2-18GHz (continuous frequency sweep or in various waveguide bands)
  • Maximum target dimension: 1.5m
  • Polarisation: VV, HH, VH and HV
  • Outputs:
    • Calibrated RCS with frequency
    • 2D and 3D target image