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Magnetron versus Synthesis

Magnetron versus Synthesis

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This chapter presents the radar frequency transmitting systems. The magnetron is the most economical among radar transmitting tubes. In earlier long-range magnetron systems, a microwave crossed-field amplifier (CFA), also called an amplitron, tube was used to boost the magnetron power. The magnetron also may produce poor or unbalanced frequency spectrums, and there is usually little that can be done to correct this, other than replacing the tube.

Chapter Contents:

  • Synthesis System Block Diagram
  • Stalo-Coho-Transmitter Phase Relationships
  • The Transmitter Burst
  • Phase Detection
  • The MTI Canceler
  • The Magnetron System
  • Coherence
  • Automatic Frequency Control (afc)
  • Radar System Frequencies, Applications, and Ranges
  • Component Size versus the Applied Voltage
  • Receiver Bandwidth and Range Resolution
  • Doppler Shift
  • Spectrum and Interference
  • Radar Type Designations
  • New Band Designation
  • Review Questions
  • Answers to Review Questions

Inspec keywords: radar transmitters; microwave amplifiers; magnetrons

Other keywords: amplitron; radar frequency transmitting systems; magnetron; radar transmitting tubes; microwave crossed-field amplifier; synthesis systems

Subjects: Microwave tubes; Radar equipment, systems and applications; Amplifiers

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