WEATHER TRACKING WITH THE AFCRL EXPERIMENTAL 3-D RADAR
Instrumentation papers, No. 163
AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS HANSCOM AFB MA
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Experimental work using the AFCRL 3-D Radar, based on the Phase-in-Space principle, as a Weather Radar is presented. Snow and rain storms are tracked and documented by photographs taken from a conventional plan-position-indicator display scope PPI and compared with the presentations from the 3-D Radar range-height-indicator scope RHI. In addition, the sensitivity and response of the phase-in-space principle is clearly depicted with the detection of cloud areas and separation of cloud layers of different densities. Also, evidence is presented showing the superiority of the RHI presentations in differentiating targets in the midst of storms over the conventional PPI display.
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment