The long wavelength radar technology, as used in IMFRAD, was originally developed as a means of performing concealed target detection of tactical targets. Recent investigations show that the technology has applications over a wide spectrum of target cueing, strike control and wide area surveillance problems. The capability of the sensor to see through foliage enhances to ability to perform these functions. Requirements for a system to fulfill one such application will be discussed.
Mark S. Seipel,
"Long Wavelength Radar; Its Purpose And Applications", Proc. SPIE 0079, Aerial Reconnaissance Systems: Pods/Aircraft I, (8 September 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.954818; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.954818