Weather radar equation correction for frequency agile and phased array radars
Knorr, Jeffrey B.
MetadataShow full item record
This paper presents the derivation of a correction to the Probert-Jones weather radar equation for use with advanced frequency agile, phased array radars. It is shown that two additional terms are required to account for frequency hopping and electronic beam pointing. The corrected weather radar equation provides a basis for accurate and efficient computation of a reflectivity estimate from the weather signal data samples. Lastly, an understanding of calibration requirements for these advanced weather radars is shown to follow naturally from the theoretical framework.
RightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Cantu, Ruben A. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2001-03);235 Class A Navy and Marine (Naval) aviation mishaps involving aircrew error between FY 90 and FY 98 are analyzed for the possibility of being weather related. In addition to determining the overall role of weather, weather ...
Saliba, Peter. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2002-05);Weather is an increasingly important factor in naval operations. Historical analysis provides examples of weather and its influence over military operations. Prior to World War II, weather conditions were simply endured ...
Carman, Jessie; Clune, Thomas; Giraldo, Francis; Govett, Mark; Gross, Brian; Kamrath, Anke; Lee, Tsengdar; McCarren, David; Michalakes, John; Sandgathe, Scott; Whitcomb, Tim (National Earth System Prediction Capability., 2017);The United States experiences some of the most severe weather on Earth. Extreme weather or climate events - such as hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, drought, and heat waves - can devastate communities and businesses, ...