Accession Number:

ADA149637

Title:

13.9 GHZ Radiometer Design

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

KANSAS UNIV CENTER FOR RESEARCH INC LAWRENCE REMOTE SENSING LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE