Accession Number:

AD0818877

Title:

REAL TIME BEAM STEERING.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Apr 66-1 Apr 67

Corporate Author:

BENDIX CORP BALTIMORE MD COMMUNICATIONS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

111.0

Abstract:

The basic phased array radar without real-time delay steering has a performance degradation due to the signal propagation time across the array. To eliminate the propagation time effects, a method of stepped IF real-time delays was studied. The performance of a 90 element linear array was both predicted and measured with and without the real-time delay compensation for pulse durations short, with respect to the array propagation time. System signal degradation is shown to be reduced from greater than 100 percent without real-time steering to less than 5 percent, with real-time steering. A theory of array short pulse performance is also developed with recommendations for further study in this area. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE