Accession Number : AD0609633

Title :   AN/FPA-22(XW-1), AN/FPA-23(XW-1), L/UHF-BAND PENCIL BEAM RADARS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CONTINENTAL ELECTRONICS MFG CO DALLAS TEX

Personal Author(s) : Stotts,Johnnie M.

Report Date : OCT 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : Two L/UHF-Band Dual Pencil Beam Radar Systems, designated AN/FPA-22(XW-1) and AN/FPA-23(XW-1), were developed and placed into operation on the White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. The primary purpose of these radars is to gather data on radar signatures of targets under the Athena Program. The L-Band operates at 1200 to 1311 mc while the UHF-Band operates at 425 mc =5%. Instrumentation recording equipment is contained for acquiring permanent records as noted on oscilloscopes of target signatures. Correlation of the recordings with other missile range events is provided. Each radar installation is complete with dual frequency transmitter, dual frequency receiver, antenna, range interface equipment, and instrumentation recording equipment. The radars are not self-tracking but must be directed to the desired target by signals from other missile range radars or computers. Manual control of the antenna is also available. The radars are housed in equipment shelters provided specifically for that purpose. The site locations are near the terminal destination of the missile being tested. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GUIDED MISSILE TRACKING SYSTEMS, RADAR EQUIPMENT), (*RADAR EQUIPMENT, GUIDED MISSILE RANGES), (*RADAR TRACKING, TARGET RECOGNITION), RADAR TARGETS, RADAR TRANSMITTERS, RADAR ANTENNAS, RADAR RECEIVERS, RADAR SIGNALS, INSTRUMENTATION, L BAND, ULTRAHIGH FREQUENCY, RADIOFREQUENCY AMPLIFIERS, MODULATORS, RECORDING SYSTEMS, MAGNETIC RECORDING SYSTEMS, RADAR CROSS SECTIONS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE