Accession Number:

ADA026392

Title:

ATCRBS (Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System) Antenna Modification Kit.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Aug 73-Mar 74,

Corporate Author:

HAZELTINE CORP GREENLAWN N Y

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

184.0

Abstract:

The report describes the design, fabrication and test results of an improved ATCRBS Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System array antenna for mounting on the reflector of an ASR radar antenna. The antenna consists of a 4-foot high by 26-foot wide array with 252 dipole radiating elements. The structure of the antenna utilizes a specially designed tuned reflector to provide a physically open ground plane which minimizes wind loading while maintaining low backlobe levels. A companion 4-foot high omni antenna, intended for mounting on a pole next to the array, was fabricated and tested, and is also described.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Air Navigation and Guidance
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE