Monostatic, Bistatic, and Multistatic Radar Scenarios
The motivation behind this application note is to help various readers to understand basic concept of monostatic and bistatic radar scenarios. Examples explaining realistic monostatic, bistatic, and multistatic scattering scenarios are provided. The explanations were supported with WIPL-D Pro CAD, a full wave 3D electromagnetic (EM) Method-of-Moments (MoM) based software and DDS, which is used for solving very large EM structures.
Very basic explanations of monostatic and bistatic scattering were presented in Part 1 of this document. Part 2 contains some advanced examples which can be recognized in some of real-life scenarios. Majority of presented scenarios are supported with results from the simulations, which is very useful for illustrating radar systems operations. The basic principles outlined here relate to radars and EM propagation. Similar principles can be applied with scenarios related to acoustic underwater sonar operation.
All systems and frequencies presented used here are for demonstration purposes, only. The dimensions of radar targets and other structures are approximate but comparable to real life devices.