Systems Applications

Systems Applications

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Radar is pervasive in modern life. Although military applications dominate, at least as far as big complex systems are concerned, nonmilitary applications are legion. Many medium-sized private boats and airplanes are radar equipped, the former for navigation and the latter for obtaining accurate altitude. Commercial airlines and ships are almost all radar equipped. Radars are much used in law enforcement. Traffic officers have them, as do the border patrol and others. The Federal Aviation Administration operates at least 40 large radars and numerous small ones to keep track of the nation's air traffic, with the higher altitudes being under radar control at all times. Many companies and individuals with high-value facilities use radars for security.

Chapter Contents:

  • 7.1 Over-the-Horizon Radars
  • 7.1.1 Antennas
  • 7.1.2 Waveforms
  • 7.1.3 Hardware
  • 7.2 Radar Altimeters
  • 7.2.1 Antennas
  • 7.2.2 Radar Cross Section
  • 7.2.3 Waveforms
  • 7.2.4 Hardware
  • 7.3 Ionospheric Radars
  • 7.3.1 Mission
  • 7.3.2 Parameters
  • 7.4 Advanced Technology Radars
  • 7.4.1 Moving Target Indication (MTI)
  • 7.4.2 Pulse-Doppler Radars
  • 7.4.3 Synthetic Aperture Radar
  • 7.4.4 Laser Radars
  • 7.4.5 Bistatic Radar Systems
  • 7.5 Exercises
  • 7.6 References

Inspec keywords: aircraft instrumentation; military radar; security

Other keywords: law enforcement; airplanes; medium-sized private boats; Federal Aviation Administration; nonmilitary applications; security; systems applications; complex systems; radar; traffic officers

Subjects: Aerospace instrumentation; Radar equipment, systems and applications

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