PASSIVE COHERENT LOCATION

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Passive Coherent Location (PCL) is a form of radar that exploits existing transmitters of opportunity (typically commercial FM broadcast or DVB-T signals) as an illuminating source for detecting targets such as aircraft.

This technology has many other names:

  • Passive Radar
  • Passive Bi-static Radar (PBR)
  • Passive Covert Radar (PCR)
  • Commensal Radar (CR)
  • Commensal Sensing
  • Multi-static Radar

The key difference to conventional radars is that a PCL system does not use its own transmitter and is therefore completely silent with respect to RF emissions. It can be considered to be a green technology in that it does not produce any RF “pollution” and does not require any additional radio spectrum.

PCL is also bi-static or multi-static in nature which has many benefits over conventional mono-static radars.

Peralex is at the forefront of this this exciting new technology with the development of the ComRad Passive Coherent Location system. Please contact us for further technical and sales information.

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