DRIFT DETERMINATION WITH RADAR USING A PULSE-DOPPLER- BEAT METHOD

Ivan A. Greenwood

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Abstract: The subject of this article, a wartime radar development, represents a rather remarkable achievement: the measurement of an aircraft drift angle by means of a physical measurement, sensitive to a few parts in ten billion, which is made possible by the addition of nothing more than a small piece of blue plexiglass to an ordinary airborne radar set. The principal object in presenting this article, apart from reporting a subject of obvious technical interest, is to point out the serious limitations of this method to those who might have heard about or rediscovered the effect in connection with their own radar observations.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 1, Number 6
Pages: 129 - 134
Cite this article: Greenwood, Ivan A., "DRIFT DETERMINATION WITH RADAR USING A PULSE-DOPPLER- BEAT METHOD", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 1, No. 6, 1947, pp. 129-134.
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