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Radar/Antenna Engineering - Tapering

Radar/Antenna Engineering - Tapering

Radar/Antenna Engineering - Tapering

I have a general question regarding antenna tapering. As I understand it, antenna taping can decreases sidelobes and increase the width of the mainlobe. However, does antenna tapering impact the signal to noise ratio (SNR) of a radar system?

RE: Radar/Antenna Engineering - Tapering

So, are you saying there is no impact on the SNR?
Antenna gain would be the directivity gain minus the internal losses of the antenna, and directivity gain does not depend on SNR (mostly just the radar rnage equation)

RE: Radar/Antenna Engineering - Tapering

Okay, I misunderstood. My apologies. In this case, I would agree with that, so there is definitely an influence on the SNR.

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