SCALE MODEL PATTERN MEASUREMENTS OF AIRCRAFT L-BAND BEACON ANTENNAS

The report describes the techniques and apparatus used to measure the directional patterns of aircraft ATC transponder antennas (L-Band) using digital techniques and magnetic tapes for data storage. Algorithms involved in data normalization, cross-polarization correction and coordinate conversions are discussed. Some typical applications of the data are illustrated with actual computer outputs obtained from the model measurements.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lincoln Laboratory

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Lexington, MA  United States  02173

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems R&D Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Keeping, K J
    • Sureau, J C
  • Publication Date: 1975-4-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 149 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091342
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ATC-47
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA72-WAI-261
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1975 12:00AM