Palmer scan

Palmer scan

[′päm·ər ‚skan]
(electronics)
Combination of circular or raster and conical radar scans; the beam is swung around the horizon, and at the same time a conical scan is performed.

Palmer scan

Palmer scan
A radar technique in which conical scan is superimposed on some other form of scanning. For example, in Palmer sector, beam oscillates to and fro over azimuth sector while continuously making small-angel conical scan.
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The Palmer scan is a circular scan that is moved linearly, as shown in Figure 3.
If the conical scan is moved in a raster pattern, as shown in Figure 3, the received-threat gain history will look like the Palmer scan for the line of the raster which moves through the receiver location.