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AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB ROME NY SENSORS DIRECTORATE
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This report describes the research performed to develop and demonstrate various testing methodologies for the evaluation and characterization of TransmitReceive TR modules for phased array radars. Discussed are techniques for characterizing TR modules in transmit and receive modes under ideal and emulated operation environments. Further, techniques for life testing these modules are discussed. Data from the evaluation of typical TIR modules is provided to show the capabilities of these techniques and the characteristics of TR modules developed during the early and mid 1980s. Data provided shows the performance in terms of gain and phase for both transmit and receive, as well as the receive noise figure. Further, data showing how modules degrade as a function of time and temperature is provided.
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment