This practical DVD and spiral-bound package gives antenna ground station engineers the tools they need to measure and analyze the performance of low noise receiving systems. The book explains the parameters, describes how they define the elements of the receiving system, and how key measurements are to be made. Practitioners learn how to carry out measurements in a step-by-step manner that simplifies each procedure. Moreover, this unique volume provides examples from real-world stations and also serves as a user's manual to the accompanying software. The DVD contains equations that are programmed into software that takes raw data as inputs and delivers important statistics for accurate performance analysis.
Charles T. Stelzried is a retired expert in the area of low noise receiving systems, working most recently in the InterPlanetary Network Directorate Technology Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. He holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California. Macgregor S. Reid retired from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, serving most recently as the technical executive assistant to the director. He is a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Arthur J. Freiley is an antenna microwave system engineer at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. He has also served as the system engineer for the Goldstone-Apple Valley Radio Telescope (GAVRT) program.
Introduction. Noise Temperature Concepts. Antennas. Low Noise Amplifiers. Receiving System Calibration. Measurements. Microwave Radiometers. Summary and Conclusions.
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