I am stuck on a physics question.
Air-traffic control detects an aircraft on a bearing 090 degrees (due east). Radar pulses return with a delay of 0.2ms. 100s later it is detected on a bearing of 120 degrees, with a pulse delay of 0.173ms. Show that the velocity of the aircraft is 50m/s on a bearing of 210 degrees.
I don't understand how these answers have came about and I would appeciate if someone could explain to me how these answers have came about.
AS Phyisics - Computing the next move - question Watch
- Thread Starter
- 04-04-2013 22:40
- 04-04-2013 23:49
From the pulse return times you can work out the distance of the plane from the radar station.
When you've got the 2 positions for the plane you can work out the distance and direction between them and from that the planes heading and speed.