ATCRBS (AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL RADAR BEACON SYSTEM) ANTENNA MODIFICATION KIT

The report describes the design, fabrication and test results of an improved ATCRBS (Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System) array antenna for mounting on the reflector of an ASR radar antenna. The antenna consists of a 4-foot high by 26-foot wide array with 252 dipole radiating elements. The structure of the antenna utilizes a specially designed tuned reflector to provide a physically open ground plane which minimizes wind loading while maintaining low backlobe levels. A companion 4-foot high omni antenna, intended for mounting on a pole next to the array, was fabricated and tested, and is also described.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hazeltine Corporation

    Greenlawn, NY  United States  11740

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Authors:
    • Newman, E M
    • Kendrick, P
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 184 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00137007
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-75-40
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-598
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 23 2002 12:00AM