Accession Number:

ADA066300

Title:

A VHF Intruder Detection System: Tests on a C-5A Aircraft

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ROME AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER GRIFFISS AFB NY

Report Date:

1978-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

This report describes tests of a portable VHF Intrusion Detection System that were carried out in conjunction with a C-5A aircraft. The system consisted of a leaky coaxial cable surrounding the aircraft that acted as a distributed antenna, monopole antennas located within the cable perimeter that received the radiated signal, and electronic signal, and electronic signal processing equipment. The tests demonstrated the feasibility of using this system to 1 protect the C-5A aircraft in the up position as well as in the download position, and 2 protect any large aircraft. Data is given on system response for various positions of the receiving antennas. By proper placement of two receiving antennas there was complete azimuthal coverage. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Transport Aircraft
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE