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rainelres

Elevation resolution of rain limited by radar resolution

    Description

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    elres = rainelres(r,beamw,grazang) returns the elevation resolution of rain limited by the resolution of the radar.

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    elres = rainelres(r,beamw,grazang,hgt) also specifies the height extent of rain.

    Examples

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    Estimate the elevation resolution of rain for a side-looking airborne synthetic aperture radar (SAR) with elevation beamwidth of 9 grazing at 60 for a target range of 10 km. Assume the height extent of rain to be 3 km.

    elbw = 9;
    grazang = 60;
    
    rng = 10e3;
    hrain = 3000;    

    Compute the rain elevation resolution.

    elres = rainelres(rng,elbw,grazang,hrain)
    elres = 782.1723
    

    Input Arguments

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    Range from target to antenna in meters, specified as a positive real scalar or a vector.

    Data Types: double

    Elevation beamwidth in degrees, specified as a positive real scalar or a vector.

    Data Types: double

    Grazing angle in degrees, specified as a scalar in the range [0, 90].

    Data Types: double

    Height extent of rain in meters, specified as a real scalar.

    Data Types: double

    Output Arguments

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    Elevation resolution of rain, returned as a matrix. The rows of elres correspond to the range values in r and its columns correspond to the elevation beamwidth values in beamw.

    Extended Capabilities

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    Introduced in R2021a