A Multi-channel Frequency-variable Test Signal Generator for SSR Signals

Trommer R, Quednau P, Schmidt LP (2013)

Publication Language: English

Publication Type: Conference contribution

Publication year: 2013

Edited Volumes: European Microwave Week 2013, EuMW 2013 - Conference Proceedings; EuRAD 2013: 10th European Radar Conference

Pages Range: 45-48

Conference Proceedings Title: 43th European Microwave Week

Event location: Nuremberg, Germany DE

ISBN: 978-2-87487-033-0


Secondary surveillance radar is an important part of air traffic control nowadays. Modern receivers use an antenna array to estimate the direction of the arriving signal in order to increase the reliability of the received aircraft positions. In this paper a versatile multi-channel signal generator for testing these receivers is presented. The requirements for such a system are explained followed by the description of the hardware and software design and the automatic self calibration process. Finally the measurement results of the output signals are presented. © 2013 EMA.

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Trommer, R., Quednau, P., & Schmidt, L.-P. (2013). A Multi-channel Frequency-variable Test Signal Generator for SSR Signals. In 43th European Microwave Week (pp. 45-48). Nuremberg, Germany, DE.


Trommer, Ralph, Philipp Quednau, and Lorenz-Peter Schmidt. "A Multi-channel Frequency-variable Test Signal Generator for SSR Signals." Proceedings of the 2013 10th European Radar Conference, EuRAD 2013 - Held as Part of 16th European Microwave Week, EuMW 2013, Nuremberg, Germany 2013. 45-48.

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