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A 35 GHz Seeker Testbed Radar
Author(s): Edward F. Eison
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Paper Abstract

A tactically sized 35 GHz millimeter wave (MMW) radar sensor has been developed by Martin Marietta Orlando Aerospace to demonstrate functional performance in a compact package. Due to the increased emphasis on packaging, we designed this sensor to meet all required performance parameters and still fit within the seeker envelope of most modern-guided weapons. An envelope of 7 inches diameter X 17 inches long was achieved by employing a planar array mono-pulse antenna and microwave integrated circuits (MIC) for the transmitter and receiver. The radar sensor is fully coherent, dual circular polarized, and includes a two channel monopulse receiver. A nontactically configured programmable digital signal processor was developed for use with the radar sensor to form a complete testbed radar seeker.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 1987
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0791, Millimeter Wave Technology IV and RF Power Sources, (24 September 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.940806
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Edward F. Eison, Martin Marietta Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0791:
Millimeter Wave Technology IV and RF Power Sources
James T. Coleman; James C. Wiltse, Editor(s)

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