13.9 GHZ Radiometer Design
KANSAS UNIV CENTER FOR RESEARCH INC LAWRENCE REMOTE SENSING LAB
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This report concerns the design of a 13.9 GHz total power radiometer. A large amount of literature is available on the subject, but this report addresses a detailed design concept without going into the mathematical analysis. All through the discussion, contrast is brought forth between a radar and radiometer, since the former is a more familiar system to most of the beginners in microwave system design. No stress is laid on the theoretical aspects of the radiometer. The system described has an overall noise figure of 7.67 dB and uses an integration time of about 1 sec. It is capable of a resolution of 2 K and the slope of the transfer function is set as 1 mV1 K for convenience.
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
- Radiofrequency Wave Propagation