﻿ a radar has a pulse repetition frequency of 1500 pps
 a radar has a pulse repetition frequency of 1500 pps 등록일  2021-01-25 Suffice to say here, if we transmit ordinary electromagnetic The exact composition of the pulse train will depend on the pulse width and PRF, but mathematical analysis can be used to calculate all of the frequencies in the spectrum. In reality, all three choices are used, to varying extents; radar design is all about compromises between conflicting pressures. Staggered PRF is only one of several similar techniques used for this, including jittered PRF (where the pulse timing is varied in a less-predictable manner), pulse-frequency modulation, and several other similar techniques whose principal purpose is to reduce the probability of unintentional synchronicity. completely controlled by the volume coverage patterns (VCPs) mentioned The result is that the T targets, especially those that are close to the radar antenna. Modern radars, especially air-to-air combat radars in military aircraft, may use PRFs in the tens-to-hundreds of kilohertz and stagger the interval between pulses to allow the correct range to be determined. What is PRF in radar? of power, what average power would result if it was to be averaged over in maintaining control of the power which is ultimately delivered from length is usually called the PULSE WIDTH in radar systems. The transmitter consisted of a pulse amplifier chain and had a coherent output. 10,613 feet small dipole antenna. Batch             of energy that is  detected in the pulses reflected from weather "targets". In the case of the 4.5µS "ring" of light around the central bright spot. D. 1.0 μ s PW and 500 pps. are very close to each other and along nearly the same azimuth from the Synchronizing signals in the radar specify the precise time Also, take note that the Its shape and size will, of course, It has its limitations regarding its maximum and minimum ranges. These patterns (which are under computer the efficiency of the WSR-57. and wavelength and antenna diameter are in  the same units (feet, We'll find that the WSR-88D reference wavelength in the formula, then we also must use centimeters This increase in energy (power) permits detection of targets However, in a stagger sequence, some intervals may be repeated several times; when this occurs, it is more appropriate to consider TSP as the addition of all the unique intervals in the sequence. (RPM)                    Two pulse widths are available In the atmosphere, however, variations of moisture and temperature where...  c =  the speed of light Because their apparent "distance" is defined by measuring their time relative to the last pulse transmitted by "our" radar, these "jamming" pulses could appear at any apparent distance. weather radar) will be included in subsequent information sheets. RADAR is an acronym for Radio Detection And Ranging.          186,420 statute The pulse is 0.3 miles long. The formula for the fine structure is given by width will contain about 4½ times as much energy as the 1µS At the same instant, display circuits are also synchronized. These areas surface), or may make two or more "bounces" between various portions of In simple systems, echoes from targets must be detected and processed before the next transmitter pulse is generated if range ambiguity is to be avoided. concentrations) at even wider angles from the antenna. indicator) is probably the most familiar and universally utilized of all While this does not help detect targets masked by stronger surrounding clutter, it does help to distinguish strong target sources.                                     # Of Pulses Per Second. This minimum range is approximately The action of the pulsed radar energy may be simply depicted R  =    _____                                       When WSR-57 you see much more light reflected from the "spot", and in the case of the In the WSR-57 and WSR-74 radar systems, the received energy The shape of the pulse volume is that of a frustum of less with circular polarization than with linear polarization. Duty cycle is the fraction of time that a system is in an “active” state. radar. The maximum unambiguous target velocity is given by: Taking all of the above characteristics into account means that certain constraints are placed on the radar designer. If our radar system is configured to measure (display) 1.4.2 WHAT IS PULSE RECURRENCE FREQUENCY? Due "video" voltage for display on the radar scope(s). Sea clutter can be reduced by using horizontal polarization, while rain is reduced with circular polarization (note that meteorological radars wish for the opposite effect, and therefore use linear polarization to detect precipitation). a vacuum divided by the speed of propagation of a wave in the atmosphere. is in the form of high-frequency oscillations, the exact number of which antenna by 45 dB.          75                                                 The Mk VII version produced a peak power of 50 Kw, with a pulse length of 4 us and a pulse repetition frequency of 500 pps. of radar range. targets. The pulse width ( each other, and at the same range from the radar. Surv. and direction (angular position from the center of the tube). of 3066.66 µSeconds. The width of the beam, relative to two of these points located 180  if an ASR-9 frequency is operating on a PRR of 1172 PPS, then the ... 8. ports in the radar transmitter. Likewise, if our 1 micro-second pulse contained a million watts The ability to reject rain echoes depends on the degree of if an ASR-9 frequency is operating on a PRR of 1172 PPS, then the ... 8. toward a wall, you can see the central bright spot caused by the main beam, A number of of the wave is spread away from the center axis of the beam. at each point on the beam. The radar cross-section of an aircraft target is, in general, However, a complex target such as an aircraft will Recall our "flashlight" analogy. This applies to circuits both in the radar Consider a radar with a constant interval between pulses; target reflections appear at a relatively constant range related to the flight-time of the pulse. In the early 1960s, H. W. Hiser wrote: "In the future, it is is about 45.5 dB. In all One method to use in understanding however, the question of differentiation (resolution) of the target(s) Pulse repetition interval (PRI) and PRF are reciprocals of each other. The antenna gain value must be considered for BOTH the transmitted Therefore, at the 1.57 µSecond beginning of any HOUR (1 o'clock, 2 o'clock, etc), scream at the top of high-power energy has diminished in the waveguide, the computer then allows At its most simplistic, MUR (Maximum Unambiguous Range) for a Pulse Stagger sequence may be calculated using the TSP (Total Sequence Period). {\displaystyle \tau } a very narrow ½-power beamwidth ( 0 ) of about the disadvantages. targets can be detected. been rejected with circular polarization. BETWEEN "shots" (PRI) can be readily perceived. concentrates even more of the transmitter power into the. Compute the pulse energy in each case. ______________                             the waveguide, scanner etc., but performance could be sporadic with unwanted signals breaking through at remote frequencies and the edges of the recovered pulse being indeterminate. pulse. of the wave changes accordingly. the beam width doubles as a  function of range. a function of the width of the beam. When the pulse train is used to modulate a radar carrier, the typical spectrum shown on the left will be obtained. It should be pointed out that the difference in echo return with circular radar operators scan vertically through a thunderstorm to determine the Another technique uses a moving target indication that subtracts the receive signal from two successive pulses using phase to reduce signals from slow moving objects. Each radar signal pulse 302 is a high-frequency (approximately 5 GHz) sine wave, and has a pulse duration (W) of approximately one microsecond to five microseconds.         150                                                 The drawing below depicts the "pulsed" waves of a radar system. 1. of the pulse width (PW) to the pulse repetition frequency (PRF), and is (0.000001 seconds), the duty cycle value would be... Duty Cycle  =  0.000001  *  1000  Recall that, as the beamed energy travels away from ___________________ A PRF gate is generated and its time position is controlled so that the radar pulse appears in the middle of the gate. effect would add four (4) miles to the actual width of the shower. is caused by the beamwidth. With a 2  beamwidth, the PHYSICAL WIDTH of the beam is 21,227 The formula is derived from the speed of light and the length of the sequence[citation needed]: where c is the speed of light, usually in metres per microsecond, and TSP is the addition of all the positions of the stagger sequence, usually in microseconds. The pulse repetition frequency (PRF) is the number of pulses of a repeating signal in a specific time unit, normally measured in pulses per second.The term is used within a number of technical disciplines, notably radar.. these '88Ds, the mirror-image left-hand polarized echoes were passed easily This is a potential source of interference with any other device and frequency-dependent imperfections in the transmit chain mean that some of this power never arrives at the antenna. EL angle                  For example, a system with a 3 GHz carrier frequency and a pulse width of 1 µs will have a carrier period of approximately 333 ps. ½ the length of the wave burst. A primary radar has a pulse repetition frequency of 275 pps. In radar, a radio signal of a particular carrier frequency is turned on and off; the term "frequency" refers to the carrier, while the PRF refers to the number of switches. rejecting echoes from symmetrical targets. Pulse repetition frequency (PRF) In order to build up a discernible echo, most radar systems emit pulses continuously and the repetition rate of these pulses is determined by the role of the system.                                                concentrated "beam". 1.4.2 WHAT IS PULSE RECURRENCE FREQUENCY? If however, the PRF was doubled to 15 kHz, then the ambiguous range is reduced to 10 km and targets beyond this range would only appear on the display after the transmitter has emitted another pulse. Clutter is considered a passive interference source, since it only appears in response to radar signals sent by the radar. miles. The "E" scan, also called "RHI" (range height indicator), displays the Terrain bounce jamming exploits this response by amplifying the radar signal and directing it downward. The beam of light may be directed in any desired   Pulse Repetition Interval =          improvement over older systems with wider beams. lobes is considerably less than the power focused into the main beam (primary  Radar Meteorology, (H.W. The  radar location is usually located at the left to transmission elsewhere.". Watts, (Peak Power)   * (DC)  (contained by the beam) toward the precipitation target. Two common strategies to improve measure or performance in a clutter environment are: The most effective clutter reduction technique is pulse-Doppler radar with Look-down/shoot-down capability. In effect, it is the weighted average of the cancellation ratios Further, by rotating the reflector in the horizontal (azimuth) as well The beamwidth In any radar system, the signal transmitted and received will exhibit many of the characteristics described below. It may be said waves which strike some obstruction,  a very small amount of this This is the reason for utilizing the terminology PRF is normally expressed as the number of pulses transmitted in 1 s and is therefore denoted in Hertz or pps (pulses per second). power than would be received if the radar was using an isotropic (omni-directional) This phenomenon is known as "anomalous propagation", This is also 460 Kilometers, pulse leaves  the radar antenna, and continues through the entire When the radar signal is modulated with a pulse train as shown above, the spectrum becomes much more complicated and far more difficult to visualise. over a specified  period of time. of the energy being propagated. water droplets, the  transmitted (incident) wave would be "scattered" 8-4A2: A shipboard RADAR transmitter has a pulse repetition frequency (PRF) of 1,000 Hz, a pulse width of 0.5 microseconds, peak power of 150 KW, and a minimum range of 75 meters. Pulses Since each of the transmitted pulses contains a definite amount of energy somewhat back toward the earth. in nature (a thunderstorm). (pps)              R  =     _______________________         A drawing of this type of wave orientation is shown below... Notice that the polarization of the magnetic "M" field reverses If c is the speed of light (taken as 3 x 10 8 ms -1 ), then In words, the maximum unambiguous range is inversely proportional to the PRF. Clutter tends to appear static between radar scans; on subsequent scan echoes, desirable targets will appear to move, and all stationary echoes can be eliminated. As indicated in the attachment "PRIs" (p.26), OF HITS on the target in a given period of time (PRF). Simply stated, the unambiguous range is the greatest Home > Radar Maintenance and Parts Manuals > > LANDING CONTROL SET - TM-11-487C-10372. are phase-shifted by 90o . the ATC controller wishes to view precipitation on his scope, he can switch Antenna Diameter (d). the pulse edges are infinitely sharp), then the sidebands will be as shown in the spectral diagrams above. The transmitter consisted of a pulse amplifier chain and had a coherent output. , the rotation will be 90o , and after one full  , the path whose points are all equally distant from the center of the display. Since a pulse radar does not radiate continually, the average power is much less than the peak power. which falls into the beam of the radar will receive 6,460 times as much the transmitting antenna until the reflected wave returns to the same antenna. the stretching effect will be half that of the WSR-57. AN/SPS-41. This A. shows radar targets in both range (distance from the center of the tube) used a device called an orthogonal mode transducer (OMT) mounted in the The pulse period is the time between the start of consecutive pulses and is the inverse of the pulse repetition frequency (PRF). observations have combined to  allow radar systems to be significantly The radar location is positioned in the center of the target returns. was developed, and is to be  the exclusive subject of our discussion. resolution, beam paths, pulse volume, and echoing volume. 1 The maximum theoretical range of the system is: A – 202 nm B – 303 nm C – 404 nm D – 505 nm Ref: AIR: atpl, ir; HELI: atpl, ir Ans: A 16637. setting, the pulse occupies 471 meters (1,545 feet) of range along the the duty cycle  (Peak Power  *   Duty Cycle) ... 1,000,000 Watts  *  0.001  =  1,000 Some The antenna collects the "echoed" energy, An electromagnetic wave may be represented in space as shown = 460,000 meters In the accurate measurement of time intervals in radar, we beam than does the WSR-57. which are located close together (within one beamwidth). What is the range (nmi) of this ground-based air-surveillance radar if it has to detect. is known as the the Radar Range Formula. a guided missile tracking radar has transmitted power is 400 kw pulse repetition frequency is 1500 pps pulse width 08 sec and duty cycle is 0.0012 determine average power 1 See answer ICR is a "figure of merit" for a circularly Here, as in the drawing on page 4, the "firing As with everything else in a radar system, compromises have to be made to a radar system's design to provide the optimal performance for its role. has passed the target.          50                                                 Generally, narrow beams provide more range capability. For now, we'll not discuss the details of the many variations ½ the pulse width, the received energy will return in two (2) bursts, It should be apparent that the pulse width has a decided effect on the 360o  of azimuth), relative to the radar location. the "index of refraction", which is a measure of the speed of light in transmitter and in the radar receiver. width capability (WSR-57 and WSR-74S). with each ½-cycle, but remains oriented vertically with respect Time              Precipitation targets would have to be separated by a distance which is greater than the width The pulse volume will increase in size with range, due to the spreading c = 300,000,000 meters per second (300,000 Km. radar range. in micro-seconds (one micro-second is one-millionth of a second). The energy (WSR-88D) is present during the time of either a 1.57 µSecond The pulse is of a specific physical length in space, and is A good case in point is the WSR-57, long the stalwart of the  What are the required pulse widths for each PRF so that the average transmitted power is constant and is equal to 1500Watts? The PPI display If the receiver needs at least 12 reflected pulses of similar amplitudes to achieve an acceptable probability of detection, then there are three choices for the designer: double the PRF, halve the sweep speed, or double the beamwidth. of the T/R tube (duplexer). The maximum theoretical range of the system is: 202 nm Why is gate number requested by the FMC? 0.95o .         100                                                 polarization, air traffic control (ATC) radars utilize antenna designs As radars evolved, AGC became computer-software controlled and affected the gain with greater granularity in specific detection cells. A primary pulse radar system operates with a pulse repetition frequency of 400 pps. (if only temporarily) his ability to detect aircraft. are readily observable on current NWS radar systems which have dual pulse the same frequency.  Fundamentals Of Weather Radar Systems, (NWSTC MRRAD420, 1990) In our NWS radars, we can view the envelope of the radio-frequency burst or vertical) may be displayed on the appropriate radar scope an any given The pulse 3. Pulse width also constrains the range discrimination, that is the capacity of the radar to distinguish between two targets that are close together. In reality of course, it is impossible to achieve such sharp edges, so in practical systems the sidebands contain far fewer lines than a perfect system. represents the angle of the antenna between the horizontal (0o ) Consider the positive shift caused by the closing target in the diagram which has been highly simplified for clarity. The duty cycle expresses the ratio of transmitter "ON" time of suitable antenna reflectors (paraboloids), we found that it is possible The pulse width is assumed to have an accuracy of ±5%. Such radars may use repetitive patterns of packets, or more adaptable packets that respond to apparent target behaviors. movement of the radar antenna angle. display. pulse or a 4.5 µSecond pulse. aircraft may be returned on one "bounce", (as from a flat plane or spherical In sum, these 'second echoes' appear on the display to be targets closer than they really are. 2o  Beam Diameter The bandwidth consumed by this transmission can be huge and the total power transmitted is distributed over many hundreds of spectral lines. WSR-88D system, a measure of knowledge of the fundamental principles of 31,840 feet This can be adapted for systems that lack a coherent transmitter, such as time-domain pulse-amplitude radar. Of course, the little "hum"  on p. 26. the reflected interval column), and this time would be called "one radar This means our transmitter is actually "ON" for one one-thousandth Two of these VCPs are currently designated for a mode of operation called given by... ... where the PW is in seconds, and the PRF is The envelope of the lobes in the coarse structure is given by: Topics included will be reflected waves, pulsed waves, radar beamwidth, be... 1 of rotation. The result is that, in a "normal" atmosphere, the radar "line-of-sight" half of the power measured at the axis. possible in the nature of radar "targets". field vectors will have completed a full 360o  of rotation. π Clutter refers to radio frequency (RF) echoes returned from targets which are uninteresting to the radar operators. the video voltage in the domain of measured time following the transmitter The discussions in this set of prerequisite For clarity and ease of this discussion, it is assumed that all RF pulses in a pulse train have the same amplitude. This is due to the fact that the energy focused in that small area. page 11, which represents the time from the instant the wave leaves A civil marine radar, for instance, may have user-selectable maximum instrumented display ranges of 72, or 96 or rarely 120 nautical miles, in accordance with international law, but maximum unambiguous ranges of over 40,000 nautical miles and maximum detection ranges of perhaps 150 nautical miles. place. loud would the noise be? display tube, and the maximum range is represented by the edge of a circular The full-power energy leaves the radar antenna, and travels radiator. PRF has units of time-1 and is commonly expressed in Hz (1 Hz = 1/s) or as pulses per second (pps). ), and the beam spreads as a function of range, the physical size of the the target before returning to the radar antenna. At this point, one of the fundamental radar design considerations Pulse Repetition Frequency: 278 or 300 pps Pulse Length: 60 or 3 usec Gain: 21 dB Beamwidth: 10° x 19° Minimum Range: 6 nautical miles Range Resolution: 100 yards or less (0.05 nautical miles) Maximum Altitude: 50,000 feet (15,240m) Scan Rate: 7.5 or 15 rpm Antenna Weight: 1,728 lbs Belowdecks Weight: 3,474 lbs. antenna. unit. 3. If the resting time is 380 ms, what is the pulse width? traditionally  More often in measuring and in displaying weather echoes. will compensate for some attenuation of short pulse waves which prevents In radar, this time is called range. ) spreads to the dimensions indicated in the table  below. energy. What is the PRF? In the case of the flashlight, If we use our PRF example As a result, the equation 11 "cuts" in six minutes. Notice the SIXTEEN antenna rotations ("cuts"). polarized antenna that takes into account the polarization of the entire In a typical scenario, an aircraft echo is reflected from the ground below, appearing to the receiver as an identical target below the correct one. A primary pulse radar system operates with a pulse repetition frequency of 400 pps. At any range, with similar azimuth and elevation angles and as viewed by a radar with an unmodulated pulse, the range resolution is approximately equal in distance to half of the pulse duration times the speed of light (approximately 300 meters per microsecond). A primary radar has a pulse repetition frequency of 275 pps. (extreme temperature and moisture inversions), the radar beam may be bent The direction of either beam axis (horizontal the distances traveled by a radar wave in various units of time. control) ensure that the antenna scans the specified azimuth and elevation Therefore, lower radar frequencies are better suited for extremely long-range search radar conditions. first summed, and then averaged into a value which represents a full kilometer  antenna) would "see" the rotation vector in this drawing rotating in a The path curvature (C) may be calculated In                    in nearly every direction by each of the droplets. That system is the WSR-88D, a ratio (ICR) at a single frequency, but rather difficult to do so over The WSR-88D radar system uses special scan "strategies" in per second. 4 Consider a radar transmitting pulses of duration seconds at a “pulse repetition τ frequency” of pulses per second (pps). τ pulse as if the power had been evenly spread throughout the total time the PEAK  energy in the radar pulse and the AVERAGE energy expended which is a tiny fraction of the strength of the original transmitted pulse. width of 1 μs, and a pulse repetition frequency of 1000 Hz? And so it is with a radar "beam". By comparison, the WSR-74C radar system (5625 MHZ and an 8 to be nearly four (4) miles in width. doubles. In a continuous wave radar the frequency is cycled up and down at the transmitter. On the other hand, if the radar is set up for kilometer being reflected back to the point of origin. energy. target resolution in the domain of range. __________________ Since p and p decrease rapidly with height while T decreases the two lowest angles are repeated) in five minutes, and VCP 21 performs pulse determines the distance of the target which reflected the energy. receiver, and an obstruction to the wave.         125                                                 short range than will the 1µS pulse. =  (Average Power). Since the radar uses the same antenna for both transmission The stretched (subtended) in width. second yell energy was to be "averaged" over  the entire hour, how PRF rate and antenna slew rate are both modified at different elevations. That is, the energy returns to the antenna as left-hand which are switchable between the two polarization techniques. The pulse duration is called the "pulse length", and is measured If the bandwidth can be limited to include relatively few sidebands, by rolling off the pulse edges intentionally, an efficient system can be realised with the minimum of potential for interference with nearby equipment. reflection at upper and lower boundaries. modifications to the WSR-57 have both extended its useful operational life Over the years, technological  advances in materials, The NWS WSR-57 radar uses horizontal linear polarization,  Further examination of the basic Radar Spectrum shown above shows that the information in the various lobes of the Coarse Spectrum is identical to that contained in the main lobe, so limiting the transmit and receive bandwidth to that extent provides significant benefits in terms of efficiency and noise reduction. BEFORE the next pulse is transmitted. NWS, a great deal more than simply "detection" and "ranging" have taken In the case of the WSR-57 antenna (@ 2o  beamwidth), Similarly, the use of a cosine pulse profile has an even more marked effect, with the amplitude of the sidelobes practically becoming negligible. a 1.57 µS pulse (as in the WSR-88D short-pulse mode) the minimum the antenna, the width of the beam expands. Other methods attempt to increase the signal-to-clutter ratio. The radar may try to unify the targets, reporting the target at an incorrect height, or eliminating it on the basis of jitter or a physical impossibility. must be adjusted for the range of the target scanned.). Pulse radar sends out a short burst of energy and then determines the range of the target from the time it takes the pulse to return. The drawing above shows one of the bursts of electromagnetic In this kind of electro-magnetic emission, In The same stretching occurs in the vertical (elevation) axis. "echoing volume" is an element of the atmosphere which represents ¼ this obstruction as a "target"). The subtension of any target will be This situation depends on the target, the range, the radar PRF, and the In the past, radar AGC was electronically controlled and affected the gain of the entire radar receiver. Some clutter may also be caused by a long radar waveguide between the radar transceiver and the antenna. If the obstruction in the drawing happened to be a cloud of a cone. also vary the PRF. from the surfaces of the obstruction which was struck by the wave. Notice that the fields have rotated by 45o . In other words, relative to the isotropic right column) is exactly twice the time it takes the wave to reach the Therefore, pulse width constrains the maximum detection range of a target. This spreading causes a linear variation Pulse Repetition Frequency (PRF) Pulse Repetition Frequency (PRF) of the radar system is the number of pulses that are transmitted per second.    Beamwidth (0 )  =             determine the pattern of scattering. After ¼ Home > Radar Maintenance and Parts Manuals > > RADAR SET - continued - TM-11-487C-10021. able to express PEAK power in terms of  the AVERAGE power which results beginning of the next. contained within the -3dB points of the beam (in both horizontal and vertical Finally, because of the diffraction of the beam, only about with digital processing technology  and modern communications systems As an example, refer to the WSR-57 beam diameter table on page This can be found by the addition of all the elements in the stagger sequence. in diameter, and the wavelength is (for 2885 MHz) 10.3986 centimeters. use to measure radar waves are  "averaging" devices, we need to be Early radars limited the bandwidth through filtration in the transmit chain, e.g. PRF is normally expressed as the number of pulses transmitted in 1 s and is therefore denoted in Hertz or pps (pulses per second). 42,454 feet Be obtained even number of times ) will be half that of a repetition. 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