Innovative Space-based Radar Antenna Technology

Innovative Space-based Radar Antenna Technology

ISAT
ISAT computer model
Operator AFRL, DARPA, STP
Major contractors Boeing, Lockheed Martin
Mission type Technology demonstrator
Orbital elements
Regime Low Earth orbit

ISAT (Innovative Space-based radar Antenna Technology) is a spacecraft developed by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory’s Space Vehicles Directorate to test technology for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance spacecraft.[1]

The ISAT program is developing technologies that enable the deployment of extremely large electronically scanning antennas in space, and the metrology and calibration technologies necessary for coherent beamforming from such large antennas. These huge antennas enable the revolutionary performance required to conduct tactical sensing from space, including missions like continuous reliable tracking of surface targets.[2]

References

  1. ^ US Air Force. "Factsheet: Innovative Space-based radar Antenna Technology (ISAT) Flight Demonstrator" (PDF). AFRL. Retrieved 2008-08-25. 
  2. ^ "Innovated Space-Based Radar Antenna Technology (ISAT)".