VERTICAL ARRAY CALIBRATION PROFILER DESIGN DESCRIPTION

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Authors
  1. Curnow, J.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN);Applied Silicon Inc Canada, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
This document presents a detailed hardware and operational description of the Vertical Array Calibration Profiler. This apparatus is used to calibrate the vertical array. The vertical array is one of two eight element arrays in the Experimental Array Radar System (EARS). It has eight standard gain horns oriented in a vertical line using horizontal polarization. This report presents a short description of the EARS and how the vertical array and VACP are used in the system. The VACP is described in detail, beginning with a general description and continuing with more detailed information. This document was prepared under task 6.3 of contract number W7714-5-9868. It covers a gap in the system documentation. The VACP was designed and built by the Communicaitons Research Center (CRC) under guidance from Applied Silicon personnel. There has been no previous formal documentation written about it. The calibration procedure for the vertical array is described, along with the use of the VACP as part of this procedure. Preliminary calibrations of the vertical array and the calibration software are also described.
Keywords
EARS (Experimental Array Radar System);IF Receiver;Intermediate frequencies;Vertical array;Calibration Control Mechanism (CCM);Experimental Low Angle Tracking (ELAT);General Purpose Inreface Bus (GPIB);Low Noise Amplifier (LNA);Local Oscillator (LO);Noise Figure (NF);Pulse Repetition Frequency (PRF);Sidelobe cancellation;Side Lobe Canceller (SLC);Transistor Transisitor Logic (TTL);TWTA;Vertical Array Calibration Profiler (VACP);Volts Direct Current (VDC);Voltage Standing Wave Ratio (VSWR)
Report Number
DREO-CR-98-628;974-55126-08 — Contract Report; Technical Report (Final)
Date of publication
28 Apr 1996
Number of Pages
55
DSTKIM No
98-02872
CANDIS No
509878
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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