scanning loss

scanning loss

[′skan·iŋ ‚lȯs]
(electromagnetism)
In a radar system employing a scanning antenna, the reduction in sensitivity (usually expressed in decibels) due to scanning across the target, compared with that obtained when the beam is directed constantly at the target.
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With an antenna gain greater than 28 dB (for maximum scanning losses) the EIRP is over 37 dBW.
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