range resolution


Also found in: Dictionary.
Related to range resolution: azimuth resolution

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
The receiver has a sector coverage of 180[degrees] or 360[degrees], a range resolution of 0.
Located in California's Mojave Desert, the precise level of detection has recently been improved by use of a chirp waveform signal to reach never-before-achieved levels of range resolution precision.
Mm-wave radar systems, featuring a range resolution finer than 10cm and an angular resolution finer than 10 degrees, will be used in next-generation driver assistance systems to improve safety in blurry conditions (dust, fog, and darkness) where image-based driver assistance systems fail.
In the SOSTAR-X project, FGAN is responsible for the development and implementation of the classification modes inverse synthetic aperture radar (ISAR) and high range resolution (HRR) length measurement.
It can also provide very fine range resolution and precision distance and/or positioning measurements, which means that it can be used to obtain precise measurements between automobiles, for example.
Advanced Doppler processing ensures excellent clutter suppression and high range resolution.
The REP III improvements double the average power of the Patriot radar, while the CDI-3 kits add a wideband capability to the radar for generating and processing high range and medium range resolution waveforms for target discrimination.