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Radar Equations

Radar equations for searching and tracking. Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) form of the radar equation, signal-to-noise ratio versus range plot, probability of detection versus range plot

Compute the maximum detectable range, SNR versus range, peak-power versus required SNR, minimum power-aperture product versus SNR.


radareqpowPeak power estimate from radar equation (Since R2021a)
radareqrngMaximum theoretical range estimate (Since R2021a)
radareqsnrSNR estimate from radar equation (Since R2021a)
radareqsarsnrSignal-to-noise ratio of SAR image (Since R2021a)
radareqsarpowMinimum peak transmit power using SAR equation (Since R2021a)
radareqsarrngMaximum detectable range using SAR equation (Since R2021a)
radareqsearchpapPower-aperture product using search radar equation (Since R2021a)
radareqsearchrngMaximum detectable range using search radar equation (Since R2021a)
radareqsearchsnrRange-dependent SNR using search radar equation (Since R2021a)
radarmetricplotPlot radar performance metric against target range (Since R2021a)


Radar DesignerModel radar gains and losses and assess performance in different environments (Since R2021a)
Radar Equation CalculatorEstimate maximum range, peak power, and SNR of a radar system (Since R2021a)


  • Radar Equation

    Solve the radar equation for peak power, range, and SNR in monostatic and bistatic configurations.