Accession Number:

AD0343003

Title:

THE NL/ALQ-F (XB-1) JAMMER

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1960-10-04

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

The NLALQ-F XB-1 Jammer was designed as an experimental airborne jammer to take advantage of the electronic capabilities of the CM 710 carcinotron and to provide advantages heretofore unavailable with older tubes. Of particular interest is its use as a wide-band barrage jam mer operating in conjunction with a panoramic receiver, displaying at once a frequency pres entation corresponng to the full transmitter tuning range. The relatively broadband nature of the barrage signal does not require precise set on. The system weighs about 350 pounds and occupies about seven cubic feet of cabinet space. It is considered that with advanced techniques a jammer using the carcinotron could be designed which would be considerably more compatible with aircraft requirements. As a tube type, the carcinotron does not appear to compete with the magnetron from the physical standpoint. The magnetron, however, lacking flexibility, may never be as suitable for use against newer radar types with advanced antijam techniques, nor does the magnetron offer the capacity for jamming operations against multiple radar installations. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Radar Countermeasures
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE