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A Study on Sample Frequency Channel Selection of Near-Field Receiving Measurement for the Active Phased Array Antenna for Mono-Pulse Accuracy

모노펄스 정확도를 위한 능동배열위상레이다의 근접전계 수신시험 표본 주파수 채널 선택에 대한 연구

  • Received : 2017.02.09
  • Accepted : 2017.04.03
  • Published : 2017.04.30

Abstract

It is essential for the near-field receiving measurement to make beam pattern and check the performance of a active phased array antenna system. Also, we could obtain compensation value for mono-pulse function through the near-field receive test, however, if the radar has many frequency channel, the test would take long time and hard effort. So it is needed that frequency channels are selected for measurement and calculates the values for other frequency channels to improve efficiency in development and manufacture. In this case, the phase variations in sum and del channels would be checked. The phase measurement includes un-linear characteristic because of wrapping effect. Generally, radars have similar path length in sum and del channel, but if a radar has a electrical length gap between sum and del channel, errors could occur by phase's wrapping effect. In this paper, the interpolation method's error caused by electrical length gap is checked and the effective method for frequency channel selection to avoid wrapping effect is introduced.

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