Rutgers Collaborates with SRI on HF Radar Bistatic Research

December 17, 2021

SRI has extended its existing High Frequency Radar (HFR) scatter model for bistatic operation and is working on the initial steps in validation of that model with real data. The general operation utilizes available ocean wave spectra to estimate the doppler spectrum based on a HFR scattering model. The monostatic modelling has been done using wave spectra output from the SWAN model, and has shown good comparison to existing HFR doppler spectra. In order to access the accuracy of the new bistatic model, initial steps have been taken to setup and run a SWAN model domain off the coast of Long Island, NY to utilize the multi-static observations from HFR sites in this region collected by Rutgers University.