ground-mapping mode

ground-mapping mode

ground-mapping mode
Actual ground features and as seen on the radarscope.
A mode in multimode or weather airborne radar in which the radar indicates principal terrain features, such as lakes, rivers, cities, and shorelines. The pilot can view the terrain by depressing the antenna.
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Should the aircraft's subsequent flight path bring the area being viewed to within 15 degrees of the aircraft centre-line, the radar would automatically switch to the normal ground-mapping mode.
In this new variant, the displayed resolution in ground-mapping mode is quadrupled, and is reported to be close to that offered by Sar techniques.
The resulting crude imagery limited the usefulness of radar ground-mapping modes.
The resolution of the radar's ground-mapping mode is the highest of any production fighter in the world.