range resolution


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range resolution

[′rānj ‚rez·ə‚lü·shən]
(engineering)

range resolution

The ability of radar to distinguish between targets along the same azimuth but at different ranges. Two targets at close range appear as one blip. The range resolution is a function of the pulse width. See radar resolution.
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0[degrees] to +100[degrees] Pulse length 1-15 [mu]s Pulse repetition frequency 1-2,000 Hz Maximum duty cycle 2% Maximum pulse bandwidth 5 MHz Waveform type Nonlinear frequency modulation Range resolution 37.
The proposed SP-MUSIC with low complexity has similar range resolution performance compared to conventional MUSIC-based high-resolution algorithm, but has significantly lower processing time performance.
Both OFDM-PM and OFDM-FM signals are created by phasemodulationorfrequencymodulationwhich maximizes power efficiency when permits high power amplifier (HPA) to function near saturation point and the robustness of multipath fading increases by OFDM and also the competency for range resolution.
If the range resolution of 1 m is further improved by the wide bandwidth, more accurate localization can be performed.
It is worth to remark that, even though an arbitrary existing or own-made platform can be adopted to realize the radar operations, the USRP motherboard has been used here only for illustrative purpose, also increasing the target range resolution by using a high speed port and/or implementing specific processing techniques.
r] is the slant range resolution, B the bandwidth of signal, and c the velocity of light.
A critical figure of merit for UWB direct detection radar is the range resolution of the system, this is given by,
Traders need to be aware that tight range resolution works both ways, hence, a move below support at $9.
To sharpen up the acoustic range resolution, an innovative sound velocity sensor has been integrated into the design of Gemini to accurately monitor the local velocity of sound conditions.
The width of the 100 photon signal is approximately 20 psec FWHM, indicating a range resolution of about 10 mm.
High range resolution was restored by sending modulated transmissions that, after reception, could be compressed by matched receivers: an attractive technique, which, of course, not was free of charge.
7) For conventional short pulse operation, as is used in the TRMM PR, the range resolution also directly depends on the pulse length.