Design and performance Assessment of an Airborne Ice Sounding Radar Front-End

Carlos Cilla Hernández, Viktor Krozer, Jens Vidkjær, Jørgen Dall

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    Abstract

    The paper describes the design and experimental performance assessment of the RF front-end of an airborne P-band ice sounding radar. The ice sounder design features newly developed components at a centre frequency of 435 MHz, such as, antenna 20% bandwidth at RL ≪ 13 dB, compact high power in-phase and out-of-phase power dividers with a relative bandwidth of 20% and more than 75W CW power handling, high power SPDT PIN switch with 90W CW power handling and a 70W CW High efficiency LDMOS power amplifier with ≫60% power-added efficiency. The system comprises also a digital signal generator, a digital front-end and a control unit. The system was functionally tested in March 2008 and had a first successful proof-of-concept campaign in Greenland in May 2008.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMicrowaves, Radar and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2008 : MRRS 2008
    PublisherMaterials Research Society
    Publication date2008
    Pages284-288
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-2688-1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    EventESA Microwaves Workshop -
    Duration: 1 Jan 2008 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceESA Microwaves Workshop
    Period01/01/2008 → …

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