ARSR WEATHER SURVEILLANCE RADAR KIT.
RAYTHEON CO WAYLAND MASS
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The ARSR Weather Surveillance Radar Kit provides the ARSR-1E radar with weather data covering the identical enroute airway area normally covered by the Air Traffic Surveillance Radar. The weather intelligence is in the form of three coded iso-amplitude contours thresholded to display weather amplitude gradients. A circular linear polarizer allowing for two separate and orthogonal outputs provides separation of intelligence. Thus, in a severe weather environment the weather clutter enters the separate weather kit channel but does not interfere with the normal removal of weather clutter from the main radar channel. The weather signals are processed independently of the radar MTI and normal receivers, however, the kit has the additional advantage of using many of the component types and circuits of the ARSR. This ensures performance reliability, lessens the stocking of spare parts, simplifies maintenance and training, thus reducing repair time. The weather kit prototype model, and the resultant techniques developed for utilizing the display and data will provide the FAA Air Traffic Controller with the ability to route aircraft around or through storm systems in the radar control area.
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment