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Radar Configurations and Types

Radar configurations and types is an article about listing the different uses of radars.

radar radars

1. Configurations

Radar come in a variety of configurations in the emitter, the receiver, the antenna, wavelength, scan strategies, etc.

  • Bistatic radar
  • Continuous-wave radar
  • Doppler radar
  • Fm-cw radar
  • Monopulse radar
  • Passive radar
  • Planar array radar
  • Pulse-doppler
  • Synthetic aperture radar
    • Synthetically thinned aperture radar
  • Over-the-horizon radar with Chirp transmitter

2. Detection and Search Radars

Search radars scan great volumes of space with pulses of short radio waves. They typically scan the volume two to four times a minute. The waves are usually less than a meter long. Ships and planes are metal, and reflect radio waves. The radar measures the distance to the reflector by measuring the time of the roundtrip from emission of a pulse to reception, dividing this by two, and then multiplying by the speed of light. To be accepted, the received pulse has to lie within a period of time called the range gate. The radar determines the direction because the short radio waves behave like a search light when emitted from the reflector of the radar set's antenna.