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;
interfaces, including displays and interfaces to other electronic systems.
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