Accession Number:

AD0602141

Title:

ENGINEERING TEST OF X-BAND MASER FOR WEATHER RADAR SET AN/MPS-34,

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ARMY ELECTRONICS LABS FORT MONMOUTH N J

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Report Date:

1964-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

An engineering test was performed to determine the increase in sensitivity that an X-band helium maser could afford a Radar Set ANMPS-34. The maser increased sensitivity by 12.5 db. Radar sensitivity improvement suggests many prospects for future uses in nuclear-weather surveillance. These include improved meteorological intelligence and satellite operations. Future plans are explored. Photographs show a comparison in storm detection of Radar Set ANMPS-34 with and without maser amplification. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE