Accession Number:

AD0751927

Title:

ASDE-2 Transmitter Modifications

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

After studying the available statistics, obtained from various airports, it was quickly concluded that the preponderance of ASDE-2 radar failures originated in the modulator-transmitter section where the low mean time between failures was controlled by the following inter-related factors 1 An undersized hydrogen thyratron driver for the power amplifier 2 An inadequate trigger pulse amplifier output 3 Poor operating conditions for the power amplifier tubes. The report analyzes these and other engineering inadequacies and then describes in detail the modification of one channel of an ASDE radar.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE