Accession Number:

AD0633728

Title:

MICROWAVE ANTENNA RELATIVE GAIN MEASUREMENTS IN A PARTIALLY COHERENT FIELD.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

119.0

Abstract:

Relative gain and resolution measurements of a microwave antenna in a partially coherent field were made. The degree of coherence function for a rectangular aperture incoherent source was also measured. A resonant longitudinal slot array antenna with a center frequency of 2.8 GHz was constructed. The partial coherent microwave field was generated by an incoherent source which consisted of a planar array of commercial fluorescent lamps. A tuned radio frequency TRF radiometer was used in conjunction with a lock-in amplifier as a synchronous detection system. The experimentally measured degree of coherence function agreed well with theory. The results of the antenna measurements indicated that only a limited improvement in gain and resolution could be obtained by increasing the aperture dimensions for an antenna in a field of a known degree of partial coherence. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE