DIGITAL AIRBORNE WEATHER RADAR SYSTEMS


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DIGITAL AIRBORNE WEATHER RADAR SYSTEMS
DIGITAL AIRBORNE WEATHER RADAR SYSTEMSAs mentioned earlier in this chapter, the extensive use of solid-state circuitry and microelectronics has led to the development of complete radar systems that weigh but a fraction of early systems. Radar systems of this type began to integrate other functions beyond weather viewing; navigational profiles, terrain mapping, and checklist functions were very common. All that was needed for these additional features was enough for digital memory and processing power. Virtually all radars installed after the early 1990s were fully colored with multiple features. A navigational profile may overlay the weather display, which allows the pilot to determine if the plotted course will intersect or avoid the weather activity. Terrain mapping is availab…
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Thomas K. Eismin: Aircraft Electricity and Electronics, Sixth Edition. DIGITAL AIRBORNE WEATHER RADAR SYSTEMS, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2014), AccessEngineering Export