Fabo From Slovakia, joined Aug 2005, 1219 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3247 times:
wavelength is the distance where the wave pattern is repeating (eg. pattern is up, down, down back up to zero, and then again - like a sinusoide), as in, the distance that the signal will make in about the pulselength.
Pulse length is time in which one wave pattern is emmited from the antenna, and frequency is how manny patterns are emmited in one second. 4 microseconds is therefore about 250Hz if I calculate correctly.
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David L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9524 posts, RR: 42
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 month 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3125 times:
Radar doesn't transmit continuously, otherwise it would be difficult to tell which part of the signal is being reflected. Instead, it sends a short pulse, stops to listen for a return from that pulse then repeats. The pulse is a short transmission of a signal at a certain wavelength. The pulse length is the length of time each pulse is actively transmitted.
In the example in the OP, each pulse is a signal with a wavelength of 30-50cm which is transmitted for 4 microseconds at a time.
Quoting 9VSIO (Reply 2): Pulse length is also known as period, right?
The period is the inverse of the frequency. Since frequency is measured in Hertz, or cycles per second, the period is seconds per cycle - i.e. how long it takes the wave to go from one peak to the next.