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The Effect of Antenna Sidelobes on Multiple-Parameter Radar Measurements

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  • 1 Illinois State Water Survey, Champaign, IL 61820
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Multiple-parameter radar measurements involve the combination of several different radar measurements, such as reflectivity measurements at different frequencies or polarizations, into a single parameter. Prediction of the effects of antenna sidelobes on such measurements can be rather involved since each component measurement is subject independently to sidelobe effects. This paper develops a simple model that can be used to examine sidelobe contributions to multiple-parameter radar measurements and identifies the factors controlling the magnitude of the sidelobe contribution.

Abstract

Multiple-parameter radar measurements involve the combination of several different radar measurements, such as reflectivity measurements at different frequencies or polarizations, into a single parameter. Prediction of the effects of antenna sidelobes on such measurements can be rather involved since each component measurement is subject independently to sidelobe effects. This paper develops a simple model that can be used to examine sidelobe contributions to multiple-parameter radar measurements and identifies the factors controlling the magnitude of the sidelobe contribution.

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