Wit, J. J. M. de (TNO Defence, Security and Safety, the Netherlands)
Contemporary military operations make high demands on the capabilities of sensors. Modern sensors must have the capability to perform different tasks, such as ground surveillance and target tracking, simultaneously. Multifunction digital radar may provide the required capabilities and meet the stringent weight, size, and power constraints. One of the special features of digital radar is ability to form multiple simultaneous beams for each sweep. Conceptual SAR and MTI mode designs, fully exploiting this special feature, will be described.