What is meaning of vertical beamwidth of radar?

Vertical beamwidth (vbw):

It is the vertical angle at the scanner contained between the upper & the lower edges of the radar sets beam. As per the IMO standards the radar set should function if the vessel is rolling or pitching +_( PLUS & MINUS) 10 deg without deterioation.

Marine sets have a VBW of 15-30 decibal.


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