BS ISO 19926-1:2019 Meteorology. Weather radar. System performance and operation

BS ISO 19926-1:2019

Meteorology. Weather radar. System performance and operation

Status : Current   Published : February 2019



What is this standard about?

This document specifies system performance of ground-based weather radar systems measuring the atmosphere using frequencies between 2 GHz and 10 GHz. These systems are suitable for the area-wide detection of precipitation and other meteorological targets at different altitudes. This document also describes ways to verify the different aspects of system performance, including infrastructure.

This document is applicable to linear polarization parabolic radar systems, dual-polarization and single-polarization radars. It does not apply to fan-beam radars [narrow in azimuth (AZ) and broad in elevation (EL)], including marine and aeronautical surveillance radars, which are used for, but are not primarily designed for, weather applications. Phased-array radars with electronically formed and steered beams, including multi-beam, with non-circular off-bore sight patterns, are new and insufficient performance information is available.

This document does not describe weather radar technology and its applications. Weather radar systems can be used for applications such as quantitative precipitation estimation (QPE), the classification of hydrometeors (e.g. hail), the estimation of wind speeds and the detection and surveillance of severe meteorological phenomena (e.g. microburst, tornado). Some of these applications have particular requirements for the positioning of the radar system or need specific measurement strategies. However, the procedures for calibration and maintenance described in this document apply here as well.

This document addresses manufacturers and radar operators.

Standard NumberBS ISO 19926-1:2019
TitleMeteorology. Weather radar. System performance and operation
Publication Date27 February 2019
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
International RelationshipsISO 19926-1:2019
Draft Superseded By17/30309803 DC
DescriptorsMeasurement, Performance, Radar, Weather, Meteorology
Title in FrenchMétéorologie. Radars météorologiques Performance et fonctionnement des systèmes
ISBN978 0 580 87417 8
File Size4.424 MB

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