The bistatic angle
is the angle subtended between the transmitter, target and receiver in a bistatic radar
. When it is exactly zero the radar is a monostatic radar
, when it is close to zero the radar is pseudo-monostatic, and when it is close to 180 degrees the radar is a forward scatter radar. Elsewhere, the radar is simply described as a bistatic radar
The bistatic angle is an important factor in determining the radar cross section of the target.