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Sending and Receiving Signals
detecting a target

The radar creates an electromagnetic energy pulse which is focused by an antenna and transmitted through the atmosphere. Objects in the path of this electromagnetic pulse, called targets, scatter the electromagnetic energy. Some of that energy is scattered back toward the radar.

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Credits and Acknowledgments for WW2010.
Department of Atmospheric Sciences (DAS) at
the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.