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A tristatic phased array radar system in China

The Sanya incoherent scatter radar (SYISR) system has now been augmented to become the world’s first phased-array tristatic ISR system, enabling it to sense volumes of the Earth’s ionosphere, explain the SYISR-TS leadership team.

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Fig. 1: The Sanya Incoherent Scatter Radar Tristatic System.


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Yue, X., Ning, B., Jin, L. et al. A tristatic phased array radar system in China. Nat Astron 8, 673 (2024).

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