Convert propagation time to propagation distance


  • r = time2range(t)
  • r = time2range(t,c)



r = time2range(t) returns the distance a signal propagates during t seconds. The propagation is assumed to be two-way, as in a monostatic radar system.

r = time2range(t,c) specifies the signal propagation speed.


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Minimum Detectable Range for Specified Pulse Width

Calculate the minimum detectable range for a monostatic radar system where the pulse width is 2 ms.

t = 2e-3;
r = time2range(t);

Input Arguments

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t — Propagation timearray of positive numbers

Propagation time in seconds, specified as an array of positive numbers.

c — Signal propagation speedspeed of light (default) | positive scalar

Signal propagation speed, specified as a positive scalar in meters per second.

Data Types: double

Output Arguments

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r — Propagation distancearray of positive numbers

Propagation distance in meters, returned as an array of positive numbers. The dimensions of r are the same as those of t.

Data Types: double

More About

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The function computes c*t/2.


[1] Skolnik, M. Introduction to Radar Systems, 3rd Ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2001.

Introduced in R2012b

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