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AIRBORNE WEATHER RADAR

AIM
TO UNDERSTAND THE PRINCIPLE AND WORKING OF AN AIRBORNE WEATHER RADAR

AIM PRINCIPLE OF OPERATION FACTORS AFFECTING EFFICIENCY ISO ECHO DISPLAY TYPES OF BEAM SENSITIVITY TIME CONTROL HEIGHT RING AIRBORNE EQUIPMENT OTHER APPLICATIONS AND CALCULATIONS CONCLUSION

PRINCIPLE OF OPERATION
DETERMINATION OF RANGE - ECHO PRINCIPLE DIST = (SP X TIME)/2 R = C. t / 2

R= RANGE, T = TIME, C = SP OF EM WAVES IF T=500 MICRO SEC R = 75 KM

DETERMINATION OF DIRN
BY SEARCH LIGHT PRINCIPLE

PERFORMANCE DEPENDS ON :FREQUENCY - SHF BAND

PULSE WIDTH - MIN RANGE RANGE RESOLUTION BEAM WIDTH - BEARING RESOLUTION

EFFECT OF BEAM WIDTH

TYPES OF BEAM CONICAL COSECANT

ISO ECHO DISPLAY


SEVERE TURBULENCE -BLACK HOLE

SENSITIVITY TIME CONTROL


RECEIVER GAIN IS REDUCED W ITH DECREASING RANGE

HILL SHADOW

DISTORTED SHAPES DUE TO SLANT RANGE

HEIGHT RING

HEIGHT RING

AIRBORNE EQUIPMENT
TRANSMITTER - RECEIVER AERIAL SCANNING UNIT INDICATOR CONTROL UNIT

TRANSMITTER/RECEIVER

AERIAL SCANNING UNIT

SCANNER STABILISATION

INDICATOR

CONTROL UNIT

OTHER APPLICATIONS
STORM MOVEMENT TERRAIN CLEARANCE

HEIGHT OF CLOUDS DIST BETWEEN CLOUDS


MULTI FUNCTION DISPLAY

HEIGHT OF CLOUDS
RANGE - 30 NM BEAM WIDTH - 5 DEG TILT -3.5 DEG UP HEIGHT - 3040 FT

DISTANCE BETWEEN TWO CLOUDS RANGE -60 NM BEAM WIDTH - 5 DEG DISTANCE - 5 NM

MULTI FUNCTION DISPLAY


CHECKLIST ITEMS EMERGENCIES ANY OTHER DATA

PRINCIPLE OF OPERATION FACTORS AFFECTING EFFICIENCY ISO ECHO DISPLAY TYPES OF BEAM SENSITIVITY TIME CONTROL HEIGHT RING AIRBORNE EQUIPMENT APPLICATIONS AND CALCULATIONS