Development of polarimetric radar product and initial application for airborne HIWC detection
4 April 2022 • 11:10 AM - 11:30 AM EDT
Based on the previous development of general radar simulators, this work further evaluates the detecting and estimation of High-Ice-Water-Content (HIWC) conditions for airborne radar sensing. In hardware development, we developed a new prototype X-band, dual-polarized planar broadside array for the system upgrade. We used the previous flight campaign data that combined radar and probe measurement to improve the physical models of the ice particles and their distributions. The usage of dual-polarized radar variables (such as ZDR and KDP) for forward-looking cases are then evaluated in parallel to the development of a new prototype of a low-cost airborne polarimetric radar sensor.
The Univ. of Oklahoma (United States)
Yunish Shrestha is currently a PhD candidate at School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Oklahoma, and a member of Intelligent Aerospace Radar Team, and Advanced Radar Research Center. His research interests include airborne radar, weather radar signal and data processing, and machine learning.