Accession Number : AD0522181

Title :   Design, Prototype Fabrication and Testing of a Solid-State RABFAC and Air-Droppable Beacon.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Nov 69-28 Feb 72,

Corporate Author : SYRACUSE UNIV RESEARCH CORP N Y

Personal Author(s) : Boose,Grover M. ; Yermas,John P.

Report Date : AUG 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 187

Abstract : The results of the effort to design and fabricate prototype units of solid-state ground beacon transponders are presented in this report. Two models with different receiver configurations, a superheterodyne and a crystal video receiver were constructed. However, only one unit, the superheterodyne, has a Ku-band solid-state transmitter since only one source was available. Tests conducted on this unit indicate a solid-state transponder is feasible if the pulse-to-pulse frequency jitter found in the present unit is eliminated in subsequent models. Acquisition in the Search Radar Only mode was unsatisfactory due to the large frequency excursions. A manual tune receiver mode was used to acquire the transponder in code A. Specifications for a solid-state transponder set were drawn up and a discussion of the specification and SOR CC 11.8 is presented. It is recommended that the specification be carefully reviewed to insure operational experiences are reflected in subsequent purchase descriptions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADAR BEACONS, *TRANSPONDERS), AIR DROP OPERATIONS, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES, RADAR TRANSMITTERS, RADAR RECEIVERS, CRYSTAL VIDEO RECEIVERS, ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY, SPECIFICATIONS, ATTACK BOMBERS, DESIGN, SENSITIVITY, RADAR ANTENNAS, SEARCH RADAR, ANTENNA RADIATION PATTERNS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, MAINTENANCE, RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS), RADAR TRACKING, MARINE CORPS, AIR-TO-SURFACE, REFUELING IN FLIGHT (U) K BAND, RADAR BOMBING, OFFSET BOMBING

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE