Definition of Instrumentation Radar
Range Commanders Council White Sands Missile Range United States
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This document introduces a definition for a category of radar systems used by the DoD ranges of the MRTFB. Over the past few years the DoD Major Range and Test Facility Base MRTFB ranges have been in the process of acquiring newrecapitalized radars for the range. The ranges refer to the radars used for the purpose of data acquisition as instrumentation radars. During the process of acquiring new radars, the ranges were asked various questions. A few of the most recurring questions were, What is an instrumentation radar and Why cant a tactical radar be used When the ranges attempted to answer these questions, it was found that they were hampered by the lack of a true definition for an instrumentation radar. This document will aid in defining the instrumentation radar category used by the MRTFB ranges. It will also provide a definition along with characteristics, examples, and some comparisons with other radar categories.
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