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  • Continuous Wave Radar And Pulse Radar
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    Radar: A Silent Eye in the Sky Daniel Brook Period Two Today's society relies heavily on an invention taken for granted: radar. Just about everybody uses radar, whether they realize it or not. Tens of thousands of lives rely on the precision and speed of radar to guide their plane through the skies unscathed. Others just use it when they turn on the morning news to check the weather forecast. While radar seems to be an important part of our everyday lives, it has not been around for long. It was...
  • First Practical Use Of Radar
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    Scott Martin D. Hyland English 192 Research Paper Radar in the Modern World Radar is usually taken for granted in these days of modern technology. Many people do not know how radar is really used, how it works, or why we need it. People are familiar with several uses of radar like police enforcement radar guns and radar that measures how fast a baseball is pitched in a major league game. These are only a few of the many uses radar has to offer. Radar can determine several properties of an object...
  • Social Realm Of Doppler Radar
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    Doppler Radar The Social realm of Doppler radar relates to many different things we do in everyday life, anytime you are going outdoors anywhere in the world you can find out what it is going to be like before you even step outside. This is made possible with the use of Doppler Radar. In this section I am going to discuss the social realm of Doppler radar in the local, regional, national and global areas. First we must know what is Doppler radar? Doppler radar is a device that measures the Doppl...
  • Tonkin Gulf Incidents
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    In the early morning hours of of July 31, 1964 the US Navy Destroyer, called Maddox (DD-731) began a patrol, called a DESOTO patrol, along the coast of North Vietnam in the Gulf of Tonkin. The main goal of the mission was to gather information about the coastal defense forces. It was thought that the North Viatnamese coastal defenses would be active, so it would be a perfect opportunity to observe, because a number of covert operations were being carried out against the North Vietnamese coast ar...
  • Synthetic Aperture Radars Use X Band
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    Radar applications by frequency: HF (3 to 30 MHz) The very first British radar system chain home used the HF band, but it was soon realised that these frequencies were becoming too crowded with other users and they suffered from too much external noise for serious use. The HF band is still good for long-range over-the-horizon radar. (See examples of radar systems) VHF (300 to 1,000 MHz) Used for Military airborne early warning (AEW) radars. UHF is good for aircraft and missile detection in the m...
  • Radar Units Use Microwave Frequencies
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    system or technique for detecting the position, movement, and nature of a remote object by means of radio waves reflected from its surface. Although most radar units use microwave frequencies, the principle of radar is not confined to any particular frequency range. There are some radar units that operate on frequencies well below 100 megahertz (megacycles) and others that operate in the infrared range and above. The term radar, an acronym for radio detection and ranging, is also used to denote ...

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