Airborne Third Generation Precipitation Radar (APR-3)


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The APR-3 is a three frequency (13, 35, and 94 GHz), Doppler, dual-polarization radar system. It has a downward looking antenna that performs cross track scans, covering a swath that is +/- 25 to each side of the aircraft path. Additional features include: simultaneous dual-frequency, matched beam operation, simultaneous measurement of both like- and cross-polarized signals at both frequencies, Doppler operation, and real-time pulse compression (calibrated reflectivity data can be produced for large areas in the field during flight, if necessary).

Instrument Type: 
CPEX-CV (DC-8 - AFRC); CAMP2Ex (P-3 Orion - WFF); ORACLES (P-3 Orion - WFF)
Point(s) of Contact: 
Simone Tanelli (POC; PI), Steve Durden (Co-I)