A 3-CHANNEL MONOPULSE TRACKING RECEIVER SYSTEM USING COMMERCIAL OFF-THE-SHELF EQUIPMENT
AffiliationMicrodyne Communications Technologies, Inc.
monopulse tracking system
telemetry tracking systems
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AbstractThree-channel monopulse tracking receiver systems are commonly used for high performance tracking of satellites, missiles, or aircraft to maximize the reception of data. Typically, the receiver in such systems are custom designed for their end purpose. This results in a high cost to cover the development, service, and support of a highly specialized piece of equipment. This paper covers the requirements and performance of a 3-channel monopulse tracking receiver assembled from commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) equipment. Such a system provides an option for designing or upgrading tracking stations with the lower cost, larger support base, and greater system configuration choices that are available with COTS equipment.
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