A Compact Range for Radar System Testing
Authors: Virginia V Jory, Dylan Oxford
Publication: AMTA 1997
Copyright Owner: NSI-MI Technologies
This paper discusses the design, fabrication, installation, and testing of a Scientific-Atlanta Model 5702 Compact Range used for radar system testing. The unique feature of this compact range is that it provides a plane wave target source for automated closed loop radar system testing. Techniques employed for meeting and verifying stringent specifications such as phase and amplitude gradients over the quiet zone are discussed. Results from closed loop testing of radar systems in the compact range are also presented.