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A pulse radar transmits a sequence of short pulses of RF energy. By measuring the time for echoes of these pulses scattered off a target to return to the radar, the range to the target can be estimated by the pulse radar.
     The major components of a pulse radar are:

  • the transmitter, consisting of an oscillator and a pulse modulator;

  • the antenna system, which passes electromagnetic energy from the transitter to the transmission medium, and receives reflections from the target;

  • the receiver, which amplifies the signal received by the pulse radar and detects returns from targets; and

  • interfaces, including displays and interfaces to other electronic systems.
  • Other topics in our resources on Radar related to Pulse Radar include: 
  • Pulse Compression Radar
  • Continuous Wave Radar (CW Radar)
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