Accession Number : AD0719735

Title :   A Comparison of Mechanical Conical Scan and Pseudo-Monopulse Angle Tracking Systems,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Klotz,Edmond S.

Report Date : 22 OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : The equivalence of synthetic conical scan (pseudo-monopulse) to mechanical conical scan is shown. A comparison of system noise temperatures in the angle tracking systems is made among mechanical conical-scan systems, single-preamplifier synthetic conical-scan systems, and three-preamplifier synthetic conical-scan systems. It is shown that synthetic conical-scan systems compare favorably with mechanical conical-scan systems when high values of slope are available from the monopulse comparator and when used in applications where modest tracking accuracy (in the order of 0.1 beamwidth) is acceptable. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADAR TRACKING, SCANNING), RADIOFREQUENCY INTERFERENCE, MECHANICAL SCANNING, ACCURACY

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE