ANALYSIS OF SIDE-LOBE SUPPRESSION CAPABILITIES AT JOINT-USE RADAR BEACON SITES.
NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ TEST AND EV ALUATION DIV
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Experimental testing of a Radar Beacon 3-Pulse Side Lobe Suppression SLS System vertical radiation coverage was conducted at the National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center NAFEC, Atlantic City, New Jersey, and four joint-use field sites. Preliminary flight testing was performed at NAFEC to determine correspondence between vertical lobing theory and practice. Field flight testing was conducted at the ANFPS-66 site at Jacksonville, Florida the ANFPS-24 site at Bucks Harbor, Maine the ANFPS-27 site at Charleston, South Carolina and ANFPS-35 site at Boron, California, on station radials presumed to have severe vertical lobing caused by flat terrain. Commissioning of the 3-Pulse SLS System at all joint-use field sites was delayed until tests could be conducted to determine if the omni-directional antennas required installation modifications. After testing, it was concluded that the joint-use field site 3-Pulse SLS Systems should be utilized, provided the omni-directional antennas be moved vertically closer together wherever possible and environmental tests be conducted on the AT-914UPX Omni-directional Antenna. Author
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