ASDE-2 Transmitter Modifications
TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGE MA
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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.
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment