Accession Number:

ADA143266

Title:

Antenna Performance Verification at Launch Site. A Feasibility Study on Preflight Performance Testing of Stripline Slot Arrays Mounted on a Rocket.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

NEW MEXICO STATE UNIV LAS CRUCES PHYSICAL SCIENCE LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

80.0

Abstract:

The Physical Science LaboratoryNMSU made a feasibility study for preflight testing of cylindrical stripline arrays at the launch site. Far-field radiation patterns were compared to near-field probe measurements. Various array damages were simulated. The results showed a good correlation between the near-field probe measurements and the far-field patterns. The conclusion drawn from the study was that damaged arrays could be detected by near-field probing in the field. However, intermittent problems such as pinched coaxial cables and loose connectors may go undetected. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE