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Unformatted text preview: Andrew Chapello, Natalie Kociubinski, Terence Yeo ECE 317 Brief Rough Draft Fall 2009 November 3, 2009 The range of human vision has never been far enough for physicists and scientists. History is filled with examples of researchers and mathematicians that have tried to extend the range and scope of vision in order to see extraordinary things. One of the most innovative and influential inventions in the field of long-distance viewing is radar. Radar, also known as Radio Detection and Ranging, is the linchpin of marine direction-finding and has since been expanded to other key areas of the tracking of movement. It involves the reflection of radio signals from objects (e.g. airplanes, wildlife, etc.) to produce radar echoes. The use of radar was significantly advanced during the early 1900s due advances in physics research and World War II. Today, radar is still used heavily in military and defense, but its uses have expanded to more commercial areas such as weather, wildlife tracking, air traffic control, and speed tracking by...
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2012 for the course ECE 317 taught by Professor Peck,t during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.
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