ASPECTS REGARDING THE USE OF ACTIVE SENSORS IN SURVEILLANCE MISSIONS
Recent military conflicts have highlighted the importance of understanding the battlefield in order to maintain the initiative of organic forces while conducting combat operations. Active sensors placed on space and airborne platforms ensure ground surveillance and provide information for drafting the real images of the areas under surveillance. Information from active sensors represents the support for the decision-making processes and combat actions for all forces so that the enemy will be neutralized.
Active sensors are used by civilian actors to understand the processes and the natural phenomena on our planet, to determine their impact on human society, to identify and monitor the natural and manmade changes on the environment as well as to monitor the impact of human activity on the environment.
Keywords: air surveillance; radar; active sensors; syntetic aperture radar; inverse syntetic aperture radar; air threats; air surveillance systems.
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