Test and Evaluation of Passive Horn Antenna for the Airport Surveillance Radar-5.
NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J
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A passive horn modification kit was developed by the Raytheon Company for the National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center, Airport Surveillance Radar-5 test bed. The modified system was evaluated to determine the extent of performance improvements realized and to assess its applicability to all airport surveillance radars. System tests indicated the modification had no deleterious effect on the normal, low-beam coverage, and provided an improvement in signal-to-clutter ratio when small aircraft were competing with various forms of clutter. It was recommended that a passive horn modification providing dual-beam capability for all airport surveillance radars be considered for field implementation. Author
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment
- Air Navigation and Guidance
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment