RADAR DATA MEASURING SYSTEM.
AIRBORNE INSTRUMENTS LAB DEER PARK N Y
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This report describes the design, development, and field tests of the Radar Data Measuring System. This system operates in conjunction with search radars, and continuously makes and records signal energy measurements while automatically tracking a selected aircraft. The system contains three identical measuring channels that measure the ratio of total integrated signal energy to average system noise level it also contains a fourth signal measuring channel that makes pulse-to-pulse peak amplitude measurements. The four channels operate in parallel on a single selected aircraft. It is concluded that the Radar Data Measuring System fulfils its intended use, and that the signal measurements are an accurate measure of the aircraft signal energy returns. The system has been tested on three different radars and has performed quite satisfactorily with all three.