The Radar Target Generator (RTG10xx) is designed to generate primary radar returns. It can be placed in the field (Remote Test Target) or connected to a radar (on site target injection).
In all cases, the RTG will detect and preserve the radar pulse, apply a fixed and highly precise delay and retransmit the pulse with the appropriate power, pulse-width, frequency and Doppler shift. This is a high fidelity simulation of real targets and allows for precise scenarios for testing. For optimal operation, an accurate test system should allow constant and extensive monitoring. For this the RTG is equipped with several monitoring timestamping and recording functions.
|Frequency band||Frequency range|
|RTG1002||L/S band||1001MHz .. 3450MHz|
|RTG1062||C band||4200MHz .. 6400MHz|
|RTG1063||X band||8.7GHz to 10.5GHz|
|RTG1085||UHF band||400MHz to 460MHz|
The Optical Delay Line (ODL1263) can be used to delay a microwave pulse from the radar transmitter at a fixed delay with maximum signal level, this pulse will be injected into the radar receiver under test. In this setup the stability of the radar system can be measured. The optical delay line was designed to maximise the signal to noise ratio at the output.
A typical ODL1263 configuration contains 1 coil of optical fiber with a delay of 222 microseconds. Optionally, three delays can be generated for the radar under test: 33.33, 66.66 and 100km on the radar display. Every additional piece of delay line will decrease the signal to noise ratio with 2dB. So at 100km 72dB SNR is still possible! This will allow testing beyond the limits of the earths atmosphere (65dB).
Many airfields with primary radar installations use active reflectors in order to check the geographical alignment of the PSR video with the touchdown points, runway crossing points, etc. The active reflector (also known as a stationary target) must produce a "Doppler" shift such that the stationary target passes through the MTI/MTD processor and is presented on the radar screen of the Air Traffic Controller. This is exactly what the Intersoft Electronics® MTI Marker can offer.
|Primary target at fixed range||From -20dBz to 5dBz (determined by pick-up antenna)|
|Low power consumption||Battery operated for >5 year|
|Frequency range||1GHz .. 10GHz (specified on order)|
|Directional antenna||Chosen according to radar type, polarisation and RCS|