Accession Number : AD0487716

Title :   AN EXPERIMENTAL RADAR FACILITY TO STUDY BACKSCATTERING FROM THE WAKES OF HYPERSONIC-VELOCITY PROJECTILES.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : GM DEFENSE RESEARCH LABS SANTA BARBARA CA AEROSPACE OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Robillard, Paul E.

Report Date : JUL 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : A coherent, CW, superheterodyne radar system operating at frequencies of 9, 17, 35 and 70 GHz is described. The radars are installed on a free-flight range to study backscattering from wakes of hypersonic-velocity projectiles. Each radar is equipped with a focused-lens antenna oriented at an angle of approximately 45 degrees to the flight axis. Amplitude and phase of the received signal are recorded separately. Some typical results are given to demonstrate the capabilities of the equipment. (Author)

Descriptors :   *RADAR EQUIPMENT, *RADAR STATIONS, *WAKE, *RADAR CROSS SECTIONS, HYPERVELOCITY PROJECTILES, BACKSCATTERING, ELECTRON DENSITY, IONIZATION, RADAR RECEIVERS, INTERMEDIATE FREQUENCIES, RADAR ANTENNAS, LENS ANTENNAS, SUPERHIGH FREQUENCY, EXTREMELY HIGH FREQUENCY.

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE