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Reflectometer measurement approach for radome boresight error and loss contours
Author(s): Dennis J. Kozakoff
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Paper Abstract

The electrical test of aircraft radomes are usually made on an outdoor far field test range, and are both extensive and expensive, often requiring days of effort per radome. A new method of testing is posed where point-by-point microwave reflectometer (amplitude and phase) data are used, in conjunction with a predictive algorithm, to extrapolate equivalent wall layer parameters at the measurement point. These data are then incorporated in a ray trace computer code to predict full radome BSE and loss contours without the need for a full outdoor test range; significant cost and schedule savings accrue. Millimeter wave reflectometer data are also shown to be potentially valuable in detecting and characterizing certain types of defects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 July 1993
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1874, Infrared and Millimeter-Wave Engineering, (15 July 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.148079
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Dennis J. Kozakoff, Millimeter Wave Technology, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1874:
Infrared and Millimeter-Wave Engineering
Harold T. Buscher, Editor(s)

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