• SIMPLIFIED ANTENNA DESIGN FOR TELEMETRY STATIONS

      Crossley, David; Drexler, Morrie; Waterman, Al; New Mexico State University (International Foundation for Telemetering, 1985-10)
      PSL is developing a telemetry antenna intended to avoid the mechanical complexity of traditional parabolic passive monopulse trackers. For a considerable range of reception scenarios, a stationary non-tracking antenna will fill the reception requirement while greatly simplyfing the antenna hardware as compared to mechanical passive trackers. A single, phi-symmetric, shaped-beam antenna provides proper coverage of the test range for multiple airborne targets. This system is not time shared and requires no acquisition time. Approximate azimuth to the target is displayed on a CRT. This paper examines the applicable test scenario and the resulting hardware.