Accession Number : AD0643641

Title :   RADAR EQUIPMENT FOR POLARIZATION INVESTIGATIONS OF CLOUDS AND PRECIPITATION,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Morgunov,S. P. ; Trifonov,G. P. ; Shupyatskii,A. B.

Report Date : 21 NOV 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Polarization methods for the analysis of echoes from clouds and precipitation have been developed recently. This article describes a radar apparatus which can be used to investigate the polarization characteristics of echoes from clouds and precipitation. The Laboratoriya radiolokatsii Tsentral'noy aerologicheskoy observatorii (Radar Laboratory of the Central Aerological Observatory) has developed a two-antenna radar set with a fixed beam and variable polarization of the signal. The system can transmit and receive echoes with linear, circular, or elliptical polarization. The block diagram of the set is shown in Fig. 1 of the Enclosure. The outfit is based on a modern 3-cm high-potential radar set.

Descriptors :   (*CLOUDS, POLARIZATION), (*ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATION, POLARIZATION), METEOROLOGICAL RADAR, RADAR CROSS SECTIONS, RADAR ANTENNAS, RADAR SIGNALS, RADAR EQUIPMENT, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE