Accession Number : AD0876042

Title :   Lightweight Interrogator-Transponder System.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 27 May 68-27 Sep 69,

Corporate Author : RCA GOVERNMENT SYSTEMS DIV MOORESTOWN NJ MISSILE AND SURFACE RADAR

Personal Author(s) : Craft, Richard A. ; Croly, J. Wilford

Report Date : OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : This report was prepared to document the development of a Lightweight Interrogator-Transponder System under Contract No. DAAB-07-68-C-0205. The basic goal of the program was to develop a system capable of performing ground-by-air IFF functions. Functional descriptions are provided for both Interrogator and Transponder operation. Detailed descriptions are provided on the following four design features: (1) Adaptive Video Threshold, (2) Interrogator Decoder, (3) Crystal Controlled Clock, and (4) Lightweight Antenna Array. Results of both laboratory and field tests are included and referenced to paragraphs of the Design Test Plan. (Author)

Descriptors :   *TRANSPONDERS, *IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS, ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS, VIDEO SIGNALS, DECODING, ANTENNA ARRAYS, PRINTED CIRCUITS, RADAR BEACONS, RADIO BEACONS, SURFACE TO AIR, WEIGHT, CLOCKS, AZIMUTH.

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance
      Countermeasures

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE