Accurate Pulse-Radar Altimeter for Meteorological Balloons

Nadav Levanon, Ferrel G. Stremler

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A simple. light-weight pulse-radar altimeter package has been designed and tested to accurately measure altitudes of meteorological balloons. This altimeter uses a superregenerative RF stage which is controlled by an adaptive feedback system. Altitudes to 20km-have been measured accurately over Lake Michigan using a peak power of one watt.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1680-1681
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of the IEEE
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1969
Externally publishedYes


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