January 1982 | NTIA Technical Report TR-82-92

Output Tube Emission Characteristics of Operational Radars

Robert J. Matheson; John D. Smilley; Glenn D. Falcon; Vincent S. Lawrence

Abstract: During the past several years, the Radio Spectrum Measurement System (RSMS) of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has measured the emission spectra and other characteristics of many radars operating in the government frequency bands. This report contains the emission spectra of 19 different types of radars, selected to show the different emission spectrum characteristics produced by a variety of radar output tube technologies. The radars include examples of ground-based search, airport surveillance, weather, and height-finding radars operating in L-band, S-band, or C-band.

Keywords: radar; emission spectrum; magnetron; radar measurements

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Disclaimer: Certain commercial equipment, components, and software may be identified in this report to specify adequately the technical aspects of the reported results. In no case does such identification imply recommendation or endorsement by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, nor does it imply that the equipment or software identified is necessarily the best available for the particular application or uses.

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