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1. (WO2018185478) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MONITORING OBJECTS IN SPACE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/185478    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2018/050901
Publication Date: Fri Oct 12 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Apr 04 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: G01S 13/87
G01S 13/00
G01S 13/90
B64G 1/10
Applicants: UNIVERSITY OF BATH
Inventors: BLONDEL, Philippe
GUIGNÉ, Jacques Yves
MUNDELL, Carole
Title: APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MONITORING OBJECTS IN SPACE
Abstract:
A system (100) for detecting objects in space comprises an array of satellite nodes (1011 to 101N). The array of satellite nodes comprise at least one transmitter module (107) for transmitting an electromagnetic signal, and a plurality of receiver modules (109) for receiving diffractions from electromagnetic waves scattered from objects in space. The system (100) comprises a control module (105) for focussing the plurality of receiver modules to receive diffractions from a focussed virtual aperture in space.