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D3R Radar Arrives at Wallops

NASA's D3R radar at Wallops Flight Facility. Shown, NASA engineer Manuel Vega NASA's Dual-frequency, Dual-polarization, Doppler Radar (D3R) was transferred from Goddard Space Flight Center to Wallops Flight Facility this week. D3R's dual frequencies match those of the GPM Dual-Frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR). Some work to the D3R computing infrastructure will be performed at Wallops, and then the radar will be collocated with NASA's NPOL radar in Newark, MD. Ku (large) and Ka (small) antennas being readied for installation on radar pedestal. NASA technicians preparing for installation of

D3R Radar Arrives at Wallops

D3R Radar Arrives at Wallops
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NASA's Dual-frequency, Dual-polarization, Doppler Radar (D3R) was transferred from GSFC to Wallops the week of 10/28/13.

D3R's dual frequencies match those of the GPM DPR radar.  Some work to the D3R computing infrastructure will be performed at Wallops, and then the radar will be collocated with NASA's NPOL radar in Newark, MD.  

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