Height Finder

A height finder is a ground based aircraft altitude measuring device.

Early height finder implementations were optical devices and later migrated to radar devices. Devices combining both optics and radar were deployed by the U.S. Military.

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... A height finder radar is a type of 2-dimensional radar that measures altitude of a target ... a target echo at a desired range on the RHI display (RHI = range height indicator), then bisects the target with a cursor that is scaled to indicate ... Height finding radars of the 1960s and 70s were distinguished by their antenna being tall, but narrow ...
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... the original radars were replaced by AN/FPS-20 search and AN/FPS-6 height-finder sets ... A second height-finder set, AN/FPS-6B, was installed during the following year ... An AN/FPS-26A height-finder radar was installed in 1964, and the AN/FPS-6 was retired ...
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... AMES Type 13, 10 cm "Nodding" Height Finder ... Direction (abandoned) AMES Type 18, CHL/GCI Modified Type 11 Mk2 (H) with height finding (abandoned) AMES Type 19, GCI Final Standby Type AMES Type 20, Decimetric Height Finder AMES Type 21. 11) AMES Type 23, LOMAN Overseas LORAN system AMES Type 24, Long range 10 cm Height Finder AMES Type 25, Experimental CHL AMES Type 26, GCI British version of American MEW (Microwa ...

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