924-MHz Wind Profiling Radar Acceptance Tests.
ARMY RESEARCH LAB WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE NM
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In March of 1998, the Artillery Branch of the Army Research Laboratory received a Reconstructed 924 MHz Wind Profiling Radar System. Over the subsequent months, several hardware tests were conducted to verify the successful functioning of the radar components and integrated system. In this technical publication, seven radar evaluation tests are documented. The first two radar evaluation tests, the Frequency Survey, and the Local Site and Internal Radar System Noise Tests, examine the non-operational environments for possible radar signal corruption sources. The radar signal itself is reviewed in the Radar Signal Analysis Test. Finally, the radars components are isolated and evaluated in the I and Q, Opposing Beams, System Noise Test Pre-Amplifier, and System Noise Test Distributed Amplifier Tests. Each Test explanation includes I the Radar Test Purpose, 2 the HardwareTest Setup and Materials, 3 the Test Description, and 4 the Results and Result Interpretation. Figures displaying specific hardware setup, or test results are included, as appropriate. Appended to the text are results from the initial radar verification exercise. Brief excerpts from the Radar Acceptance Test logbook are included, to enhance the readers understanding.
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment