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Why does a large dynamic range improve visibility?
For most of us, the bat species Microchiroptera is not the first thing that springs when trying to think of examples of the astounding achievements of evolution. But with its echo-locating system, it is the top performer among mammals when it comes to seeing in the dark, which means it can more easily locate the smallest of insects for food. Radar sensors function according to a similar principle. The better they can hear their "locating sounds" – or, if figuratively applied to radar sensors, the greater the dynamics, – the better the visibility of the level echo.