Patent Number: 6,396,437

Title: Radar multibeam velocity sensor

Abstract: A microstrip antenna radiates and receives six beams in sequence out of a common aperture and processes return signals with common electronics in order to measure the velocity components relating to a backscattering surface. Sequentially, the first four beams are processed by measuring Doppler shift in a return signal while the last two beams are processed for time correlation. The result of the present invention is a combined time correlation and Doppler measurement velocity sensor available for operation over virtually all terrains and the vehicle speed range.

Inventors: Marino; Louis S. (Wayne, NJ), Slater; Robert W. (Bardonia, NY)

Assignee: BAE SYSTEMS Aerospace Inc.

International Classification: G01S 13/00 (20060101); G01S 13/60 (20060101); G01S 13/58 (20060101); H01Q 25/00 (20060101); G01S 013/58 ()

Expiration Date: 05/28/2019