LATERALLY DISPLACED ISLS ANTENNA FOR TACTICAL RADAR

N. Marchand and D. Riva

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: The design, fabrication and testing of an experimental Antenna Modification Kit providing an Interrogation Side Lobe Suppression (ISLS) capability to the beacon subsystem of Radar Set AN/TPS-43 is described. It requires no modification of the radar antenna or pedestal. The experimental Antenna Modification Kit was installed at an AN/TPS-43 radar site at Bergstrom AFB, Texas and flight tested. Flight test results demonstrated an overall suppression efficiency of 95.4%, with no adverse side effects on system performance. On the basis of the flight test results, a recommendation is made to consider the use of an operational Kit of similar design as a solution to existing problems in the field caused by excessive side lobe returns and the FAA requirement for ATCRBS beacon ISIS.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 21, Number 4
Pages: 326 - 332
Cite this article: Marchand, N., Riva, D., "LATERALLY DISPLACED ISLS ANTENNA FOR TACTICAL RADAR", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 21, No. 4, Winter 1974-1975, pp. 326-332.
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