next-generation radar


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next-generation radar

[‚nekst ‚jen·ə‚rā·shən ′rā‚där]
(meteorology)
A Doppler radar, called WSR-88D, that enables forecasters to detect and give early warning for potentially severe weather. Abbreviated NEXRAD.
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The Radar Operations Center (ROC) is a part of the National Weather Service and is the home of the Next-Generation Radar or NEXRAD.
The plane, a next-generation radar jamming jet, will take its first flight later this month and join the Navy's fleet in 2009.
Operating at substantial repetition rates, the CLIA was used to power an L-band relativistic magnetron at a 1-GW peak, 6-kW average level; an S-band frequency-agile klystron at a 0.1-GW peak, 200-W average; and an L-band klystron at a 1-GW, 10-kW average power.(5) The impact of such power sources in next-generation radar systems or jammers, while significant, is beyond the scope of this article.
Honeywell will supply RDR-4B systems, which can be upgraded to the next-generation radar system when this is available in about 2004.

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