n IMIESA - Doppling the weather : product news

Volume 35, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0257-1978
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  • Source : IMIESA, Volume 35, Issue 8, Aug 2010, p. 80
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)



As Fast Fourier Transforms (FFT) became available thanks to the French mathematician Fourier, radar technology was immediately connected to coherent pulsed radars, where velocity information was extracted. This quickly proved useful in weather radars as well as air traffic control radars, where the velocity information provided an additional input to the software tracker and improved computer tracking.

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