Accession Number : AD0723055

Title :   The Picatinny Arsenal Automated Antenna Checkout Station.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER N J

Personal Author(s) : Rosenbluth,M.

Report Date : JAN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : The Telemetry Division of the Technical Services Directorate has instrumented a modern Antenna Checkout Station on a 200-foot by 500-foot tract of land at Picatinny Arsenal. A positioner was installed, capable of handling full-scale missiles or large antennas having maximum length of 25 feet, maximum dia. of 50 inches, and whose weight can be as large as 2,500 pounds. The ACS instrumentation operates in L and S-Band. Frequency extension to cover 200 MHz to 18 GHz is presently in progress. The ACS has been instrumented to provide the following measurements: (a) Radiation density plots over a full sphere with printout level suppression; (b) Polarization plots over a full sphere; (c) Amplitude and phase of near field distribution; (d) Phase center location for an antenna. Processing of these measurements will be carried out in the Picatinny Arsenal CDC 6500 computer. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TELEMETERING ANTENNAS, *TEST FACILITIES), (*GUIDED MISSILE ANTENNAS, TEST FACILITIES), ANTENNA RADIATION PATTERNS, L BAND, S BAND, POLARIZATION, ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS, MEASUREMENT

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Telemetry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE