EVALUATION OF TECHNIQUES FOR IMPROVING THE PERFORMANCE OF RADAR MICROWAVE LINK SYSTEMS

Techniques for improving the performance of radar microwave links were evaluated. State-of-the-art modules such as a tunnel diode amplifier, balanced mixer, Gunn diode local oscillator, and a solid-state IF amplifier were procured and evaluated in the laboratory. Selected components were then tested in an operational system for 3 months, and recordings of received signal level on two adjacent links were correlated with existing weather conditions and system outages. The results of the field and laboratory evaluations indicate that significant performance improvement can be obtained by replacement or modification of certain components of the existing system. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute for Telecommunication Science

    Office of Telecommunications, 325 Broadway
    Boulder, CO  USA  80302
  • Authors:
    • Smith, D
    • Samson, C A
    • Skerjanec, R E
  • Publication Date: 1973-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 94 p.

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00057005
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA72WAI-276
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1974 12:00AM