• A POLARIZATION-AGILE RADIATION TECHNIQUE FOR TESTING TELEMETRY RECEIVING SITES AT WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE

      Vines, Roger; Shaw, Stephen; Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (International Foundation for Telemetering, 2000-10)
      Telemetry receiving sites at missile test ranges almost always use polarization diversity to maximize the quality of the telemetry signals collected from missiles during developmental tests. If the sites are operating optimally, their sensitivity should be independent of received polarization. In this paper a technique to test the sensitivity of each receiving site is presented that involves radiating from a central location with selectable polarization and precise power level. Results of testing five telemetry sites are presented and compared with performance predicted through link analysis using site G/T and location information.