Near-Field Reflectivity and Antenna Boresight Gain Corrections for Millimeter-Wave Atmospheric Radars

@inproceedings{Sekelsky2002NearFieldRA,
  title={Near-Field Reflectivity and Antenna Boresight Gain Corrections for Millimeter-Wave Atmospheric Radars},
  author={Stephen M. Sekelsky},
  year={2002}
}
Abstract Millimeter-wavelength (MMW) cloud radars operating at Ka band (35 GHz) and W band (95 GHz) are popular atmospheric research tools because they are compact, have low prime power requirements, and are highly sensitive to small hydrometeors. In order to maximize sensitivity, ground-based systems use large diameter high-gain antennas. However, these antennas have substantial far-field distances as large as several kilometers. The far-field distance is defined as rf = 2D2/λ, where D is the… CONTINUE READING

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