RADAR


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RADAR
RADARThe word radar is derived from the expression radio detecting and ranging. Radar equipment was developed to a high level of performance by Great Britain and the United States during World War II for the detection of enemy aircraft and surface vessels. By the mid-1950s radar had found a home in commercial aircraft. The air-carrier industry quickly recognized the advantages of early weather detection using radar. Today, among numerous other functions, radar is used for weather mapping, terrain mapping, and air traffic control.Radar systems have been developed for all types of aircraft, from single-engine light aircraft to large transport-category aircraft. Early radar systems were heavy and cumbersome and included …
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Thomas K. Eismin: Aircraft Electricity and Electronics, Sixth Edition. RADAR, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2014), AccessEngineering Export