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The role of quasi-optics at the 35 GHz millimeter-wave radar
Author(s): R. F. Lucey
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Paper Abstract

The millimeter-wave radara (MMW) is a 100-kW instrumentation dual- frequency tracking radar located at Kiernan Reentry Measurements Site Cf.e.,Ei\IS_ on the Kwajalein in the Repub.F.,-., of the Marshall Islands. This radar has undergone a series of hardwareimprovements over the past 5 years, the most notable of whit 7_ are the beam waveguide (BWG) feed system and the dual-tube quasi-optical combiner. This paper will describe the current 35 GHz system configuratior with emphasis on the quasi-optical dual-tube power amplifier combiner and the beam waveguide antenna feed system. The paper will also describe the development of a BWG feed system for the 9 GHz system which is currently being reactivated. The impact of these upgrades on the radar performance will be discussed in detail.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 November 2017
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 2250, International Conference on Millimeter and Submillimeter Waves and Applications 1994, 22507F (30 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2303284
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R. F. Lucey, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2250:
International Conference on Millimeter and Submillimeter Waves and Applications 1994
Mohammed N. Afsar, Editor(s)

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