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# Average Power (Radar)

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The **Average Power of a Radar **calculator computes the average radar power based on the peak power output (P_{t}) and the duty factor (d).

**INSTRUCTIONS:** Choose units and enter the following:

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**P**) This is the peak power output (averaged during the pulse on-time)_{t} - (
**d**) This is the duty factor

**Average Radar Power**: The calculator returns the average power in Watts. However, this can be automatically converted to compatible units via the pull-down menu.

#### The Math / Science

This equation calculates the average power of a transmitting antenna^{1} for a monostatic synthetic aperture radar. The duty factor is converted to a decimal. This equation is most helpful in the context of calculating the Signal-to-Noise of a Synthetic Aperture Radar.

# References

- ^ Performance Limits for Synthetic Aperture Radar - Second Edition. Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM. Printed February 2006.

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