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Loose Ends of Radar Lore

Loose Ends of Radar Lore

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Several other brief quantitative notions and a list of rules of thumb should be included in any set of radar fundamentals. Some are good for general day-today use; others are important to detailed radar design calculations. They are pulled together in this chapter without concern for their relevance to each other and only because they are valid radar lore.

Chapter Contents:

  • 8.1 Radar Line of Sight
  • 8.2 Properties of the Propagation Medium
  • 8.3 Ionosphere
  • 8.3.1 Attenuation
  • 8.3.2 Refraction
  • 8.3.3 Polarization Rotation
  • 8.4 Troposphere
  • 8.5 Far Field of an Antenna, and a Target
  • 8.6 Convenient Radar Rules of Thumb
  • 8.7 Exercises
  • 8.8 References

Inspec keywords: airborne radar

Other keywords: airborne radar; LOS; quantitative notion; thumb rule; radar line of sight; ground-based radar; radar lore fundamental design

Subjects: Radar equipment, systems and applications

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