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BASTA

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics

Figure 1: BASTA

Figure 1: BASTA

Specifications
frequency: 94.95 GHz
(W-Band)
pulse repetition time (PRT): 80 or 160 µs
pulse repetition frequency (PRF):
pulsewidth (τ):
receive time:
dead time:
peak power:
average power:
instrumented range: 12 km
range resolution: 12.5 m
accuracy:
beamwidth: 0.4°
hits per scan:
antenna rotation:
MTBCF:
MTTR:

BASTA

BASTA (Bistatic rAdar SysTem for Atmospheric studies) is operating in W-Band FMCW Doppler radar for cloud and fog studies. It was developed by the French Laboratoire ATmosphe`re, Milieux, et Observations Spatiales (LATMOS), Guyancourt, France and built by the company Meteomodem.

The latest version of the instrument has a sensitivity of about -50 dBZ at 1 km for 3 s integration and a vertical resolution of 25 m.