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MINIMUM DETECTABLE VELOCITY [1 record]

Record 1 2007-03-28

English

Subject field(s)
  • Radar, Radio Guidance and Goniometry
  • Surveillance, Detection and Reconnaissance (Military)
CONT

MDV determines whether the majority of military traffic, which often moves very slowly, will be visible. To capture the majority of this traffic, a radar must have the ability to detect the lowest possible radial velocity. As a target's radial velocity approaches zero, the target will fall into the clutter or "blind zone." The clutter spread is a function of a radar's antenna real bandwidth. When a target is in clutter, traditional MTI [moving target indicator] radars can either detect the target or locate it, but not both.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Radar, radioguidage et radiogoniométrie
  • Surveillance, détection et reconnaissance (Militaire)

Spanish

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