How Do Radars Work?

Everyone who has gotten a speeding ticket, who has flown in a car, who owns a radar detector has seen the results of radar technology. This is just about everyone in our society. With so many people having experienced radar technology, you would expect that the average person would know how it works but that is not the truth. The average person has no idea how radar works and if asked they would have to guess around while fumbling around the concept. In this article we will explain how it works and why it is so important.

Imagine you are a pilot, it is a cloudy day and day and you must deliver your passengers to their destination. How would you do that on a day that you can’t see much. Radar helps pilots do this every day. Radar sends out a signal that bounces off of objects, returns the signal and from that distance and topography can be determines. This is the way that pilots use radar to fly on rainy, cloudy and dark conditions. They are able to use the radar reading to know where things like mountains and other plains are. Radar can also listen for other radar signals as well.

Radar is also used a lot on land, to measure the speed of pitches thrown, to determine swing speed on launch monitors for golf and by law enforcement to give tickets to speeders. Radar has a ton of uses and it is a very valuable technology. It has been used for a very long time and will be continue to be used for several years to come.

As you can see, these are the basics of how radar works. It explains how a myriad of people use radar in every day life and for advanced purposes.