Pulse compression systems for use with meteorological radars
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1974 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 9, Issue 1, pages 29–33, January 1974
How to Cite
1974), Pulse compression systems for use with meteorological radars, Radio Sci., 9(1), 29–33, doi:10.1029/RS009i001p00029.(
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 6 SEP 1973
- Manuscript Received: 13 APR 1973
The theory of pulse compression systems for extended precipitation targets is reviewed referring specifically to a 13:1 phase-coded compression system currently in use. The expected loss in sensitivity of a factor b, the compression ratio, is obtained compared with b2, obtained by transmitting shorter pulses. The effects of the range sidelobes in smoothing out steep gradients of reflectivity are examined. It is concluded that they are serious but not prohibitive.