Hill, Robert T. Consultant in Radar, Bowie, Maryland.
Last reviewed:August 2019
- Weather assessment
- Radar navigation
- High-resolution mapping
- Target detection and tracking
- Terrain following
- Related Primary Literature
- Additional Reading
Radar equipment carried by commercial and military aircraft. These aircraft use airborne radar systems to assist in weather assessment and navigation. Military systems also provide other specialized capabilities such as targeting of hostile aircraft for air-to-air combat, detection and tracking of moving ground targets, targeting of ground targets for bombing missions, and very accurate terrain measurements for assisting in low-altitude flights. Airborne radars are also used to map and monitor the Earth's surface for environmental and topological study.
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