SOLID STATE TACAN
MODEL ENGINEERING AND MFG CORP SALT LAKE CITY UT MONTEK DIV
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The object was to perform the design, development, and fabrication of circuitry required for integrating the major solid-state components and sub- systems provided by vendors into an experimental solid-state TACAN transponder beacon and monitor, and to evaluate these components as sub-systems and as a complete TACAN transponder system with monitor. The four-man Montek team accomplished the following a Resolved the problems found in the major solid- state components sub-systems b Solved the interface problems between the solid-state components c Integrated the major components into a solid-state TACAN ground transponder beacon with monitor d Maintained and utilized an airborne interrogator-responder ANARN-21 to assist in the testing of the solid-state transponder breadboards and e Performed tests to compare the parameters of the solid-state transponder with the ANURN-3 test bed which the Montek team set-up and maintained while at Fort Dawes, Massachusetts. Due to the basic deficiencies in the solid-state major components breadboards, it is recommended that this solid-state test bed remain with the experimental facility and be used for experimental purposes only.
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