30 November 2017 The role of quasi-optics at the 35 GHz millimeter-wave radar
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Proceedings Volume 2250, International Conference on Millimeter and Submillimeter Waves and Applications 1994; 22507F (2017) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2303284
Event: Millimeter and Submillimeter Waves and Applications: International Conference, 1994, San Diego, CA, United States
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.
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R. F. Lucey, "The role of quasi-optics at the 35 GHz millimeter-wave radar", Proc. SPIE 2250, International Conference on Millimeter and Submillimeter Waves and Applications 1994, 22507F (30 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2303284; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2303284
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