Faculty Advisor

Clancy, Edward A.

Center

MIT Lincoln Laboratory-Lexington, Massachusetts

Abstract

The Airborne Radar Testbed (ARTB) is a testing system that Group 105 at MIT Lincoln Labs is currently developing, which will be placed on a modified Twin Otter aircraft to demonstrate advanced radar technologies and concepts. The antenna system employed in the ARTB requires precise time synchronization during transmission to effectively produce and maintain control over the radiated pattern. In order to ensure successful functionality, the ARTB has a calibration module that can detect phase offsets in order to compensate and maintain synchronization. The concern is that it is unknown how reliable the calibration module is in detecting phase offsets accurately and consistently. During this ARTB RF calibration project we characterized the calibration system under laboratory conditions.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

October 2016

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Center

MIT Lincoln Laboratory-Lexington, Massachusetts

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