Blind Speed In Radar

In this article, we are going to learn about the blind speed definition, what blind speed is in radar and how can the blind speed problem in radar be solved. So let’s start with the definition of Blind speed.

Blind Speed

Blind Speed is a very serious problem in MTI Radar. When the Doppler shift equals an integer multiple of PRF (Pulse Repetition Frequency), the delay line canceller not only eliminate the DC components caused by the clutter but it also rejects moving targets.

In other words, blind speed can be explained as the relative velocities at which the MTI response is zero called Blind Speed.

The response from the single delay line canceller will be zero, when


Where, n = 0, 1, 2, 3, ….; T = PRT, and fr is the PRF.

The nth blind speed Vn can be expressed as

\boxed{V_n= \frac{n \lambda}{2T} = \frac{n\lambda f_r}{2}}

Where, n = 1, 2, 3, …

if \lambda is in meters, fr is in hz, and the relative velocity is in knots.

The blind speed is written as

\boxed{v_n=\frac{n\lambda f_r}{1.02} \approx n\lambda f_r}

How can the Blind Speed problem in radar be solved

The limitations of blind speed can be reduced up to some extent by employing the following steps:

  • Operate the radar at long wavelength (means low frequency)
  • Operate with a higher PRF.
  • Operate with more than one PRF
  • operate with more than one RF frequency.

Hello friends, my name is Trupal Bhavsar, I am the Writer and Founder of this blog. I am Electronics Engineer(2014 pass out), Currently working as Junior Telecom Officer(B.S.N.L.) also I do Project Development, PCB designing and Teaching of Electronics Subjects.

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