Limitations of Radar Coordinates

  title={Limitations of Radar Coordinates},
  author={Donato Bini and Luca Lusanna and Bahram Mashhoon},
  journal={International Journal of Modern Physics D},
The construction of a radar coordinate system about the world line of an observer is discussed. Radar coordinates for a hyperbolic observer as well as a uniformly rotating observer are described in detail. The utility of the notion of radar distance and the admissibility of radar coordinates are investigated. Our results provide a critical assessment of the physical significance of radar coordinates. 

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Phys. Rev. D
  • Phys. Rev. D
  • 2004