Innovative Space-based Radar Antenna Technology
ISAT computer model
|Operator||AFRL, DARPA, STP|
|Major contractors||Boeing, Lockheed Martin|
|Mission type||Technology demonstrator|
|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.
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.
- US Air Force. "Factsheet: Innovative Space-based radar Antenna Technology (ISAT) Flight Demonstrator" (PDF). AFRL. Retrieved 2008-08-25.
- "Innovated Space-Based Radar Antenna Technology (ISAT)".