Accession Number : AD0783748

Title :   Test and Evaluation of Passive Horn Antenna for the Airport Surveillance Radar-5.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J

Personal Author(s) : Offi,Dominick L.

Report Date : JUL 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : A passive horn modification kit was developed by the Raytheon Company for the National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center, Airport Surveillance Radar-5 test bed. The modified system was evaluated to determine the extent of performance improvements realized and to assess its applicability to all airport surveillance radars. System tests indicated the modification had no deleterious effect on the normal, low-beam coverage, and provided an improvement in signal-to-clutter ratio when small aircraft were competing with various forms of clutter. It was recommended that a passive horn modification providing dual-beam capability for all airport surveillance radars be considered for field implementation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Radar antennas, *Horn antennas, Airport radar systems, Search radar, Passive systems, Radar clutter, Modification kits

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Air Navigation and Guidance
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE