Accession Number : ADP004362

Title :   Automated Radome Testing,

Corporate Author : BRUNSWICK CORP MARION VA DEFENSE DIV

Personal Author(s) : Moore,C. E. ; Styron,J. B.

Report Date : 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : An automated test system has been developed for correction and electrical testing of F-16 Nose Radomes, and is currently in use. A computer control/data acquisition system is utilized in the measurement of transmission efficiency, boresight error, and radiation pattern parameters for each radome. Major components of the facility and equipment include an anechoic chamber and compact range, a five (5) axis positioner with encoders on all axes, and a control/data acquisition console. The F-16 Nose Radome is a half-wave wall utilizing filament wound construction and precision grinding to provide optimized X-band performance.

Descriptors :   *Radomes, Anechoic chambers, Boresighting, Errors, Parts, Electrical properties, Filament wound construction, Efficiency, Measurement, Transmittance, Parameters, Radiation patterns, Automation, Test methods, Compacting, Consoles, Control, Data acquisition, Axes, Coders, Walls, Grinding, Precision

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE