March 1994 | NTIA Technical Report TR-93-301

Measurements of Wind Profiler EMC Characteristics

Daniel Law; Frank H. Sanders; Gary M. Patrick; Michael Richmond

Abstract: This report provides the results of measurements that were conducted on a 404.37 MHz wind profiler located in Platteville, Colorado. These measurements included: radiated spectra (both high and low mode), radiated harmonic and subharmonic power measurements, characterization of the antenna frequency response, determination of the radiated antenna gain values near ground level, susceptibility of profiler performance to interference from selected emission waveforms, and the effects on a typical land mobile/amateur operation from wind profiler emissions. In addition, the report presents a detailed wind profiler system description including operations/functions, system hardware, digital signal processing, as well as an analytical estimation of the interference effects on profiler performance. The information contained within this report can serve as an aid in conducting electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) analysis to determine compatibility between wind profilers and other systems.

Keywords: Wind Profiler Radars; wind profiler characteristics; wind profiler interference susceptibility; wind profiler radiated measurements; wind profiler system description

For technical information concerning this report, contact:

Frank H. Sanders
Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
(303) 497-7600

To request a reprint of this report, contact:

Lilli Segre, Publications Officer
Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
(303) 497-3572

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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