Accession Number : AD0721195

Title :   Antenna Ratio Calibration for the AFCRL Meteor Radar Using OV1-17,

Corporate Author : NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIV DURHAM ANTENNA SYSTEMS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Frost,Albert D. ; Clark,Ronald R.

Report Date : 17 AUG 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : Experiments using a beacon transmitter at 36.8 MHz, including in the scientific payload of satellite OV1-17 to test and calibrate direction-finding techniques associated with the University of New Hampshire/AFCRL Meteor Trails Radar are reported. Comparison is made between a passive system which seeks to determine source elevation by examination of the ratio of signals received on two dispoles, lambda/2 and lambda/4 above a ground screen and a phase sequence interferometer in which the pattern nulls are actively scanned in azimuth and elevation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADAR ANTENNAS, CALIBRATION), METEORS, WAKE DETECTORS, DIRECTION FINDING, SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE