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speed of sound and temperature in the atmosphere can be remotely sensed by bouncing a radar signal off of sound waves in a system?
U.S. and Canadian ships escorting the British merchant ships of in 1942 had one working Convoy ON-67 radar between them, lacked sufficient binoculars and had never operated together before?
was a line of Mid-Canada Line radar sites across Canada designed to be an nuclear attack early-warning system?
, erected in 1863 in Cape Rachado Lighthouse Malacca, Malaysia, includes an additional concrete tower that was completed in 1990 to house a MEASAT radar?
radar at was once jammed by "the lady of the house" watching a Benton Air Force Station soap opera?
Kirov-class cruiser , named after politician and diplomat (pictured) Molotov Vyacheslav Molotov, was the first Soviet ship to carry a radar?
radars use to reduce the effects of frequency agility intentional interference, or jamming?
and December 26 27, 1969 during the War of Attrition the elite special forces unit Sayeret Matkal kidnapped a whole Egyptian P-12 radar system in a mission called ?
Operation Rooster 53 the
Israeli ground-based missile-defense radar EL/M-2080 Green Pine (diagram pictured) operates in search, detection, tracking, and missile guidance modes simultaneously?
, while working as chief audio engineer at Howard A. Chinn CBS in 1943, wrote a classified report about enemy radar?
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Question 1: Effective additives include secondary arylamine antioxidants, triazole derivative yellow metal pacifier and an amino acid derivative and substituted primary and secondary ________ and/or diamine rust inhibitor.
Question 2: Interference has recently become a problem for C-band (5.66 GHz) meteorological radars with the proliferation of 5.4 GHz band ________ equipment.
Question 3: In ________, aircraft are equipped with radar devices that warn of obstacles in or approaching their path and give accurate altitude readings.
Question 4: Example systems using this approach are ________, MISTRAM, and UDOP.
Question 5: These precautions do not completely eliminate reflection because of ________, especially at longer wavelengths.
Question 6: This is particularly true for electrically conductive materials, such as metal and carbon fiber, making radar particularly well suited to the detection of ________ and ships.
Question 7: In August 1917 ________ first established principles regarding frequency and power level for the first primitive radar units.
Question 9: This is described by ________, an effect that creates the Earth's blue sky and red sunsets.
Question 10: The post-war years have seen the use of radar in fields as diverse as ________, weather monitoring, astrometry and road speed control.