Accession Number:

AD0643641

Title:

RADAR EQUIPMENT FOR POLARIZATION INVESTIGATIONS OF CLOUDS AND PRECIPITATION,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Report Date:

1966-11-21

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Polarization methods for the analysis of echoes from clouds and precipitation have been developed recently. This article describes a radar apparatus which can be used to investigate the polarization characteristics of echoes from clouds and precipitation. The Laboratoriya radiolokatsii Tsentralnoy aerologicheskoy observatorii Radar Laboratory of the Central Aerological Observatory has developed a two-antenna radar set with a fixed beam and variable polarization of the signal. The system can transmit and receive echoes with linear, circular, or elliptical polarization. The block diagram of the set is shown in Fig. 1 of the Enclosure. The outfit is based on a modern 3-cm high-potential radar set.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE