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Some newer Doppler airborne weather radar units
mitigate some of these shortcomings - or offer features
to let the pilot know the radar isn't seeing everything it
should.
To minimize the individual shortcomings of both
airborne and datalink options, safety and avionics
experts recommend using both together wherever
possible.

Features such as a 50-percent power increase
over the RDR 2000, a 320-nautical-mile range, step
scans and auto tilt keep the RDR 2100 among the top
systems available.
And for RDR 2000 owners, the company offers an
upgrade to the RDR 2060 configuration, enhancing the
older unit's performance.

Airborne system options: plentiful -
but not an option for all aircraft
The antenna of airborne weather radar arguably
presents the main challenge to fitting a system to an
aircraft. Whether an oscillating dish, flat plate or a
scanning phased-array antenna, it must be mounted
where no other part of the airframe obstructs its
transmission and reception. Solutions vary according to
the airframe.
The most-common location for radar-antenna
mounting is behind the nosecone - at least in
multiengine aircraft like airliners, business-turbine jets
and propjets, and piston twins.
Solutions become a bit more complicated for singleengine prop-driven aircraft. But in their quest to satisfy
customers, airframers and avionics makers have
developed solutions ranging from wing pods to inside
the leading edge of a wing cell.
That leads us to some of today's inventory of
airborne weather radar options.
BendixKing RDR 2100: Power and smarts
BendixKing's RDR 2100 Digital Weather Radar
provides a vertical picture of a pilot-selected crosssection of the storm, offering one of the best views
available to general aviation. With a simple button
press, pilots get to analyze a storm segment vertically,
giving the information needed to determine the scope of
the storm.
Flight crews also may examine the angle of the
cell's leading edge to determine direction of movement,
monitor the tops of cells to see how quickly a storm is
building, and easily distinguish between ground and
weather returns.
The design provides antenna stabilization to plus or
minus 30 degrees of combined pitch and roll, keeping
the display screen clear of ground returns during
moderate aircraft maneuvers. Operators have a choice
of a 10-inch or 12-inch antenna to fit a wide variety of
airframe applications.

Garmin GWX 70: A single-package solution
with size options
Introduced in July 2012, Garmin's GWX 70
advanced-technology digital weather radar collects
real-time precipitation intensity to provide the pilot
with the tactical weather information needed to help
avoid severe weather. An all-in-one package combines
the transmitter, receiver and antenna into a compact,
lightweight package - arguably among the mostinnovative aspects of the product.
The GWX 70 boasts range capabilities out to more
than 300 nautical miles, depending on the display. The
package also offers many features pioneered by, or
evolved from, products developed in years past - but
with the benefit of today's modern digital processing
capabilities and improved display options.
One useful feature is WATCH - or Weather
Attenuated Color Highlight. WATCH helps identify the
shadowing effects of short-range cell activity to highlight
areas where the weather attenuates radar signals,
signals which may not fully reflect the "storm behind the
storm."
Optional features available in the GWX 70 include
Garmin's Turbulence Detection, a Doppler-enabled
function capable of identifying turbulence in air
containing particulates - precipitation, dust - at ranges
up to 40 nautical miles.
Another option: Ground Clutter Suppression. A
display-software upgrade option like Turbulence
Detection, Ground Clutter Suppression allows the GWX
70 to identify radar returns from the ground and remove
them from the display to simplify analysis of returns.
Features include Altitude Compensated Tilt, a
workload-reduction capability when mated to a
compatible display. This feature automates antenna tilt
so that the pilot merely needs to set desired tilt once;
the radar then adjusts automatically tilt to compensate
for altitude changes.

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