6th December 2019


What is the Doppler radar and how does it work?

A Doppler radar is a specialized radar that uses the Doppler effect to produce velocity data about objects at a distance. It does this by bouncing a microwave signal off a desired target and analyzing how the object's motion has altered the frequency of the returned signal.

Moreover, how does radar work simple explanation?

Here's a summary of how radar works:
  1. Magnetron generates high-frequency radio waves.
  2. Duplexer switches magnetron through to antenna.
  3. Antenna acts as transmitter, sending narrow beam of radio waves through the air.
  4. Radio waves hit enemy airplane and reflect back.

Can radar work in space?

Pretty much the same as on Earth. RAdio Detection And Ranging (aka radar) is a system that bounces radio waves off distant objects to see them. Radio waves, being just a specific slice of the light (EM) spectrum, can travel through space just fine. Actually, light travels slightly faster in space than in air.
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