6  Principles of Control Algorithm Design for Complex Radar System Functioning at Dynamical Mode

An elementary basic flowchart presenting the subsystems usually found in a radar is shown in Figure 6.1. The transmitter, which is shown here as a power amplifier, generates a suitable waveform for the particular job the radar is to perform. It might have an average power as small as milliwatts or as large as megawatts. The average power is a far better indication of the capability of a radar’s performance than its peak power. Most radars use a short-pulse waveform so that a single antenna can be used on a time-shared basis for both transmitting and receiving. The function of the duplexer is to allow a single antenna to be used by protecting the ...

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