Airborne Third Generation Precipitation Radar (APR-3)

Status

Status: 
Operational
Operated By: 
PI

The APR-3 is a three frequency (13, 35, and 94 GHz), Doppler, dual-polarization radar system. It has a downward looking antenna that performs cross track scans, covering a swath that is +/- 25 to each side of the aircraft path. Additional features include: simultaneous dual-frequency, matched beam operation, simultaneous measurement of both like- and cross-polarized signals at both frequencies, Doppler operation, and real-time pulse compression (calibrated reflectivity data can be produced for large areas in the field during flight, if necessary).

Instrument Type: 
Aircraft: 
P-3 Orion - WFF, NASA P-3
Missions: 
CAMP2Ex (NASA P-3); ORACLES (P-3 Orion - WFF)
Instrument Team: