Accession Number : ADP007431

Title :   Engineering Analyses Associated with the Development of an Airborne Phased Array Radar Antenna,

Corporate Author : MITRE CORP BEDFORD MA

Personal Author(s) : Tang, C. H.

Report Date : FEB 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : This is an interim report to discuss a number of engineering problems aroused during the development of the Joint STARS radar antenna. These problems can be grouped in three engineering areas: design, test, and maintenance. The design consideration includes two major concerns of a large airborne radar antenna thermal/vibration problems and airframe effects. The test consideration is represented by the problem of measurement accuracy of a short ground range and a plan for accurate in-flight pattern measurements. To facilitate the maintenance of the Joint STARS antenna, a number of operational problems that require some quantitative engineering guidelines are currently being studied.

Descriptors :   *AIRBORNE, *ANTENNAS, *ENGINEERING, ACCURACY, AIRFRAMES, FLIGHT, MAINTENANCE, MEASUREMENT, NUMBERS, PATTERNS, RADAR, RADAR ANTENNAS, STARS, TEST AND EVALUATION, VIBRATION.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE