Productivity Improvements for a Gated-CW RADAR
Authors: J. B. Wilson
Publication: AMTA 1990
Copyright Owner: NSI-MI Technologies
This paper will describe new developments in a gated-CW radar that has been designed to improve the productivity and sensitivity of RCS measurements. Improvement in data acquisition speeds result from the design of a fast synthesizer, a data acquisition co-processor and pulse modulator. Each of these new products have been specifically designed to take advantage of the high speed capabilities of Scientific-Atlanta’s Model 1795 Microwave Receiver. The RF sub-system has also been designed to permit continuous 2-18 GHz, full polarization data acquisitions. Critical RF components are now mounted at the feed in the chamber, improving the sensitivity and ringdown of the the system. Productivity in analysis activities has been improved by the use of a multi-tasking system controller which permits simultaneous use of the system for acquisitions, analysis, and plotting.