Accession Number:

AD0701398

Title:

WEATHER TRACKING WITH THE AFCRL EXPERIMENTAL 3-D RADAR

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AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS HANSCOM AFB MA

Report Date:

1970-01-01

Abstract:

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.

Descriptive Note:

Instrumentation papers, No. 163

Pages:

0022

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0.76MB