Signal Processing for Cloud Studies with the NRL High Power Millimeter Wave WARLOC Radar
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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The WARLOC radar, under final construction at NRL, will be used in part to study cloud dynamics. This radar has at least 3 orders of magnitude more sensitivity than other existing cloud radars at millimeter wavelength. As such it can produce a greatly enhanced image of a cloud. Initial studies will focus on enhanced range resolution in the cloud. This memo outlines the statistics of cloud radar returns as well as the data processing schemes that will be used for enhanced range resolution. these are the use of short radar pulses, the use of pulse compression with a frequency-chirped waveform, and the use of stretch processing for very fine range resolution over a limited region of the cloud.
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment