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IEEE Radar Frequency Designations

 
Band Frequency Range Use
HF 3-30 MHz Over-the-Horizon (OTH) Surveillance
VHF 30-300 MHz Very Long Range Surveillance
UHF 3-30 MHz Very Long Range Surveillance
L 1 - 2 GHz Long-Range Surveillance, En Route Traffic Control
S 2 - 4 GHz Moderate-Range Surveillance, Terminal Traffic Control, Long-Range Weather
C 4 - 8 GHz Long-Range Tracking, Airborne Weather Detection
X 8 - 12 GHz Short-Range Tracking, Missile Guidance, Mapping & Marine Radar, Airborne Intercept
KU 12 - 18 GHz High Resolution Mapping, Sattelite Altimetry
K 18 - 27 GHz Little Use (Water Vapor)
KA 27 - 40 GHz Very High Resolution Mapping, Airborne Surveillance
V 40 - 75 GHz Space
W 75 - 110 GHz Auto (Close Proximity) Radar