Without doubt, one of the biggest advances in post-war radar technology was Doppler radar, according to Encyclopaedia Britannica. With a need to defend against bombers now gone, the new motivation to refine the technology was using it to track the weather.How is radar used in the real world?
Radar can be used to detect ships, planes and satellites, or closer to home – radar speed guns are used by the police to calculate how fast cars are going, with any that are going too fast in line for a speeding ticket, according to Encyclopaedia Britannica. Meteorologists also use radar to map and track weather systems around the world.How are radar waves picked up by planes?
From radar towers dotted around the South and East of the country, the system would send these waves out, which would keep travelling until they hit something, like an incoming plane, and be bounced back to be picked up by the receiver.