Accession Number : AD0773848

Title :   Synchronous Satellite Tracker Investigation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 23 Feb 72-21 May 73,

Corporate Author : RCA MISSILE AND SURFACE RADAR DIV MOORESTOWN N J

Personal Author(s) : Gross,S. D. ; Liston,J.

Report Date : NOV 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 253

Abstract : REQUENCY, Computer programsCost comparisonThe study provides a design analysis and cost optimization on a phase array radar capable of detecting and tracking targets located at synchronous altitudes and beyond. The report describes parametric radar performance and cost models for several generic radar systems which were sized and optimized to satisfy the above requirements. The results of a parametric cost comparison among the various candidates is given and design detail and preliminary absolute cost data are presented for two system candidates selected for further study. These candidates are: (1) a phase-phase steered VHF (140 MHz) radar configuration which uses a tetrode (EIMAC 4CPX250K) power amplifier module per element in the transmit array and (2) a UHF (435 MHz) time scanned array radar (TSAR) configuration. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Satellite tracking systems, *Radar tracking, Phased arrays, Synchronous satellites, Performance(Engineering), Costs, Optimization, Very high frequency, Ultrahigh frequency, Computer programs

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE