Accession Number:

ADP003890

Title:

A GaAs FET Microwave Refractometer for Tropospheric Studies,

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Corporate Author:

RUTHERFORD AND APPLETON LABS CHILTON (ENGLAND)

Report Date:

1984-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The paper describes a microwave refractometer designed to be used in studies of multipath propagation on line-of-sight microwave links, and studies of transhorizon ducting. The application of a GaAs FET amplifier in a feedback loop containing the sampling cavity has produced a lightweight and simple refractometer which has been tested and used in a light aircraft with on-board data processing. These various aspects are discussed in some detail, together with the background requirements and specification. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE