Planning to do a test with K and Ka band off axis at 90 degree angle with constant on.
Here's the situation. Will be positioning the vehicle with radar in front of my house facing some good amount of trees. Radar will be facing east and test vehicle with detectors will be running north/south. There will be no other vehicles during the test route north/south because this is a dead end road.
I'm concerned about reflected or bounced signals from the trees and there could be some wind too to consider which will eventually move the branches and leaves. My plan is to have the detectors alert me continueously for 5-10 sec. - don't know if this is the time that's needed to exactly validate the test. Reason for this is, if i base it on the last alert, it can be from a reflected signal say from a movement of a tree caused by the wind and would get inconsistent results. Also, i noticed in the past that when the radar source is turned off, the radar detector still alerts you even though the source was turned off already - there's sort of a delay alert. So if i get a steady alert for an x amount of time, that proves to me that it's picking up a good signal and the radar detector that can hold the alert for an amount of time at the farthest distance will be cosidered the winner. Would that be a fair procedure? Will be doing the test front and rear. Any suggestions and comments on how to do the test will be welcomed.