Radar / EW testing

Generation of Radar Signals for Multi-Antenna Receivers

EW receivers are tested in the lab at RF to discover problems before flight testing. This eliminates cost and schedule risk. Flight testing can cost tens of thousands of dollars per hour and must be scheduled many months in advance. In contrast, using test equipment to test at RF might require a certain upfront cost but provides a readily-accessible capability to simulate radar threats at RF for a long time. This application note explains how the angle-of-arrival (AoA) capabilities of EW receivers can be tested with commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) RF test equipment. Topics covered are the generation of scenarios, instrument setup, and setup calibration. We will use a radar warning receiver (RWR) as a proxy for a generic EW receiver in this application note.

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1GP125_Generation_of_Radar_Signals_for_Multi-Antenna_Receivers
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Application Note
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0E
Date
22-Dec-2021
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2 MB
1GP125_Example_Repository

Example Repository

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Application Note File
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0E
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22-Dec-2021
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