Fully agree with sentiment of the thread; changes now would only serve to invalidate 15 years worth of written guides, and the suggested names are in no way clearer than the current ones (which aren’t unclear anyways).
Scan resolution makes perfect sense. Good example of it would be satellite imagery. 10cm resolution vs 100cm resolution. If you’re looking for something large like a park, it’s easy to find. You just look for the big green blob. But if you’re looking for a hotdog stand in said park, 100cm resolution makes that a very difficult task… where 10cm it’s totally doable.
Once you identify the location, you send down the rod from god and end up with some specially cooked hotdogs.
It is literally the “sharpness” of the “picture”, which directly impacts how quickly you can differentiate something from something else.
Sensor strength is also an adeptly named term. It is the strength of your sensor signal. Strong pulse out yields a strong echo back (barring interference). Weak pulse out yields a weak echo back. ECM works by sending an interfering/conflicting signal to confuse the hardware which listens for the echo (imagine you’re in a cave talking to your echo, and someone’s playing this:
It’d be damn hard to hear yourself over that crap.