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impulse radar

Definition/Scope: A radar characterized by an extremely short pulse (around 1 nanosecond) at an extremely high peak power (in the order of gigawatts). Impulse radars may have resolutions measured in inches. Impulse radars provide clutter suppression and range profiling, as well as penetration of foliage, earth, and water.

Used For:

monocycle radar
nonsinusoidal radar
picosecond pulse radar
shock radar
ultra wideband radar

Broader Terms:

radar, by type*

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