Accession Number : ADD015602

Title :   Remotely Controlled C Band Signal Generator.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 25 Feb 92, patented 24 Nov 92,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Wilson, Gordon K ; Ortiz-Gonzalez, Linda ; Knox, Sid G

Report Date : 24 Nov 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : A highly accurate remotely controlled C band signal generator which provides a microwave signal to a boresight tower for the purpose of calibrating a radar system. The C band signal generator comprises a data receiver circuit for receiving a serial digital data frame having a plurality of eight bit digital data words and for converting the words from serial to parallel. A pulse repetition generator circuit responsive to one of the eight bit digital data words provides a modulating signal having a first or second pulse repetition frequency. The modulating signal when supplied to a pin diode modulator amplitude modulates the microwave signal which is provided by a voltage tunable oscillator. An attenuation driver circuit responsive to a second of the eight bit words provides an analog signal to a first attenuator which attenuates the microwave signal by one decibel steps and also provides a digital signal to a second attenuator which attenuates the microwave signal by ten decibel steps thus providing for attenuation of the microwave signal within a range of zero to eighty-one decibels. In response to three of the eight bit words a pair of phase lock loop circuits provide a stable voltage control signal to the voltage control oscillator thus assuring frequency stability, of the microwave signal provided by the C band signal generator.

Descriptors :   *ATTENUATORS, *C BAND, *PIN DIODES, *SIGNAL GENERATORS, *RADAR RANGE CALIBRATORS, *PATENTS, AMPLITUDE, ANALOG SIGNALS, ATTENUATION, BORESIGHTING, CIRCUITS, DIODES, FREQUENCY, LOOPS, MICROWAVES, MODULATORS, PULSES, RECEIVERS, SIGNALS, STABILITY, VOLTAGE, VOLTAGE CONTROLLED OSCILLATORS

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE