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Table 1 Typical radar parameter sets used on the Davis and BP meteor and MF PR radars for the work described here

From: Mesospheric radar wind comparisons at high and middle southern latitudes

Parameter Davis 33.2 Davis 55 BP 55 Davis 1.94 BP 1.98 Units
Carrier frequency 33.2 55 55 1.94 1.98 MHz
Carrier wavelength 9.04 5.45 5.45 154.6 151.5 m
Pulse width 3600 2275 7200 3200 4000 m
Pulse repetition frequency 430 1960 430 100 100 day/20 night Hz
Pulse type Gaussian modulated Gaussian modulated Gaussian modulated Gaussian modulated Gaussian modulated  
Range resolution 2 2 2 2 2 km
Range aliasing No Yes No No No  
Sampling range start 70 75 70 40 50 km
Sampling range finish 314.8 300 314.8 108 158 km
Peak power 7.5 18 (one of six 18 kW tube transmitter modules) 18 and 83 kW 32 92 kW
Coding 4-bit Complementary None None None None  
Duty cycle 4.13 2.97 2.97 0.2 0.2 %
Polarization Linear Linear Circular O/X O/X