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FMCW Radars for Volume Scattering from Precipitation

Sen, S and Kalwar, A and Vinoy, KJ and Prabhakar, TV and Chandrasekar, V (2020) FMCW Radars for Volume Scattering from Precipitation. In: 2020 URSI Regional Conference on Radio Science, URSI-RCRS 2020; IIT (BHU)Varanasi, 12-14 February 2020, Varanasi; India.

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In weather radars, most of the information about precipitation volume are derived from the received signal. Historically the preferred mode of operation has been pulsed radars, whereas Frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) radars have not been used due to several limitations such as need for two antennas, isolation between transmitter and receiver among other things. However, in the context of low power short range radars this preference must be revisited. FMCW radars can achieve good high resolution as narrow pulse radars but can be done with lower power level due to the CW nature. The radar equation for volume targets in FMCW radar is different from the general pulsed radar. The radar range equation for FMCW weather radars is revisited here to explore the power requirements, for short range urban applications. © 2020 Indian Radio Science Society.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publication: 2020 URSI Regional Conference on Radio Science, URSI-RCRS 2020 - Proceedings
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Additional Information: The copyright of this article belongs to Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Keywords: Continuous wave radar; Meteorological radar, Frequency modulated continuous wave radars; Mode of operations; Power requirement; Precipitation volume; Radar range equations; Transmitter and receiver; Urban applications; Volume scattering, Frequency modulation
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electronic Systems Engineering (Formerly Centre for Electronic Design & Technology)
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2020 08:50
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2020 08:50
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/66623

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