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Scattering of a Radar Pulse
by a target back to the receiver

When a pulse encounters a target...
it is scattered in all directions. Of interest is the signal component received back at the radar. This signal is typically much weaker than the original sent from the transmitter and is called the "return signal".
The larger the target, the stronger the scattered signal.

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