COAXIAL MAGNETRON SPECTRA AND INSTABILITIES

Application of advanced radar clutter rejection techniques to FAA airport surveillance and enroute radars is constrained by inherent instabilities and spectral properties of the device used in the radar transmitter to generate high level RF pulse energy, and the degree to which its spectrum can be influenced by the circuit in which it operates. Coaxial magnetrons are believed to be spectrally pure, controllable and stable, and to embody other characteristics such as long life, which make them attractive replacements for the magnetrons presently employed. This report summarizes the results of extensive measurements made on a conventional S-band magnetron (presently employed in the ASR-7 radar) and a coaxial magnetron of equivalent pulse and power rating to compare their instabilities and spectral properties. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Linclon Laboratory, 244 Wood Street
    Lexington, MA  USA  02420-9180
  • Authors:
    • Labitt, M
  • Publication Date: 1977-6-24

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  • Pagination: 73 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00168950
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ATC-74, FAA-RD-77-31
  • Contract Numbers: F19628-76-C-0002,, DOT-FA71-WAI-242
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 2002 12:00AM