TEST AND EVALUATION OF PASSIVE HORN ANTENNA FOR THE AIRPORT SURVEILLANCE RADAR-5

A passive horn modification kit was developed by the Raytheon Company for the National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center, Airport Surveillance Radar-5 test bed. The modified system was evaluated to determine the extent of performance improvements realized and to assess its applicability to all airport surveillance radars. System tests indicated the modification had no deleterious effect on the normal, low-beam coverage, and provided an improvement in signal-to-clutter ratio when small aircraft were competing with various forms of clutter. It was recommended that a passive horn modification providing dual-beam capability for all airport surveillance radars be considered for field implementation. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER

    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ  USA 

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems R&D Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    ,   USA 
  • Authors:
    • OFFI, D L
  • Publication Date: 1974-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 47 p.

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00071882
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-NA-74-12 Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1974 12:00AM