Capabilities of Earth-based radar facilities for near-Earth asteroid observations

  title={Capabilities of Earth-based radar facilities for near-Earth asteroid observations},
  author={Shantanu P. Naidu and Lance A. M. Benner and Jean-Luc Margot and Michael. W. Busch and Patrick A. Taylor},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
We evaluated the planetary radar capabilities at Arecibo, the Goldstone 70-m DSS-14 and 34-m DSS-13 antennas, the 70-m DSS-43 antenna at Canberra, the Green Bank Telescope, and the Parkes Radio Telescope in terms of their relative sensitivities and the number of known near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) detectable per year in monostatic and bistatic configurations. In the 2015 calendar year, monostatic observations with Arecibo and DSS-14 were capable of detecting 253 and 131 NEAs respectively, with… Expand

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