Accession Number : AD0674780

Title :   AN/AAR-33 AIRBORNE RADIOMETER SYSTEM.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : SPERRY RAND CORP CLEARWATER FLA SPERRY MICROWAVE ELECTRONICS DIV

Report Date : DEC 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 147

Abstract : An airborne, microwave radiometric search set for the detection of icebergs was developed and flight tested. In this report, basic specifications are reviewed, radiometric theory and practice are discussed, design details and development problems are reviewed, radiometer specifications, characteristics, installation and operation are described, and the service approval tests are summarized. The particularly vexing problem with radome aerodynamic characteristics and the solution of the problem are discussed in some detail. Samples of radiometric data over icebergs, ships, sea ice, and over land are given. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADIOMETERS, MICROWAVE FREQUENCY), (*SEA ICE, DETECTORS), AIRBORNE, SPECIFICATIONS, THEORY, INSTALLATION, OPERATION, FLIGHT TESTING, X BAND, ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS, COAST GUARD

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Countermeasures

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE