Introduction to special section: Science and technology of over-the-horizon radar
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1998 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 33, Issue 4, pages 1043–1044, July-August 1998
How to Cite
1998), Introduction to special section: Science and technology of over-the-horizon radar, Radio Sci., 33(4), 1043–1044, doi:10.1029/98RS02158.(
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Received: 29 JUN 1998
- Manuscript Accepted: 29 JUN 1998
The rationale for the development of over-the-horizon (OTH) radar systems operating at frequencies in the HF band arose out of a perceived need for an early-warning defense network. That need changed with the end of the Cold War; however, today OTH radars play a major role in the CounterDrug Program for the interdiction of drug-smuggling aircraft. This special section of Radio Science is devoted to a review of OTH radar technology, with emphasis on contemporary developments in this field. The collection of papers presented here has evolved largely from research and development efforts directed to improving the performance of OTH radar systems deployed both in the United States and in Australia.