In this paper, the potential of an avionic polarimetric weather radar is shown. The simulator used for such a purpose is a statistical simulator capable of reproducing complex signals as those gathered by an onboard radar, along with polarimetric and Doppler observables. The simulator, developed in the framework of the CleanSky European program, can be an… (More)
Avionic Weather Radar is an essential equipment in aircraft. Polarimetry can improve the detection and the classification of hydrometeors and thus the safety and the efficiency of the flight. Here a 3D polarimetric radar simulator for the feasibility study on avionic weather polarimetric radar is presented.