Overview of Primary & Secondary Radar Systems

Radar systems come in a variety of sizes and have different performance specifications. Some radar systems are used for air-traffic control at airports and others are used for long-range surveillance and early-warning systems. A radar system is the heart of a missile guidance system. Small portable radar systems cab be maintained and operated by one person are available as well as systems that occupy several large rooms. This book gives an overview of the wide range of radar systems that are available. It explains the difference between primary and secondary radars and also lists their advantages and dis-advantages.