Low-cost measurement for a secondary Mode S radar transmitter

Parra Cerrada, Ángel and González Posadas, Vicente and Jiménez Martín, José Luis and Blanco del Campo, Álvaro and Hernández Perdomo, Wilmar and Calderón Cordova, Carlos (2015). Low-cost measurement for a secondary Mode S radar transmitter. "IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement", v. 64 (n. 12); pp. 3217-3225. ISSN 0018-9456. https://doi.org/10.1109/TIM.2015.2450357.

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Title: Low-cost measurement for a secondary Mode S radar transmitter
Author/s:
  • Parra Cerrada, Ángel
  • González Posadas, Vicente
  • Jiménez Martín, José Luis
  • Blanco del Campo, Álvaro
  • Hernández Perdomo, Wilmar
  • Calderón Cordova, Carlos
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement
Date: December 2015
ISSN: 0018-9456
Volume: 64
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) equipment, differential phase shift keying, envelope and phase measurements, global positioning system disciplined oscillator (GPSDO), Mode S radar, monopulse secondary surveillance radar (MSSR), radar measurements, transmitter measurements.
Faculty: E.T.S.I. y Sistemas de Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Teoría de la Señal y Comunicaciones
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

A low-cost, multiple-purpose, and high-precision timing test setup for the measurements of secondary Mode S radar transmission signal was proposed. The goal was to fully guarantee compliance of the proposed transmitter under test with the really hard International Civil Aircraft Organization requirements using traditional measurement equipment, which was difficult or even impossible to ensure up to now. The low-cost structure proposed in this paper allows the user to perform measurements independently of the measurements performed by the pieces of test equipment shelled by the manufacturer of radar, which is a very important aspect since the independence of the verifications is a mandatory requirement established by the safety standards of civil aviation. The proposed setup has been used to verify several transmitters with some defects that are not detected by monopulse secondary surveillance radar specific pieces of test equipment that are focused on more high-level functionalities. It also is valid and it has been used, as a general-purpose setup, for testing other radio navigation aids.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainTEC2006-13248-C04-04/TCMUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified
Government of SpainCSD2008-0068UnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified
Government of SpainTEC2009-14525-C02-01UnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified

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Item ID: 41241
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/41241/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:41241
DOI: 10.1109/TIM.2015.2450357
Official URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7165602/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 01 Mar 2017 15:21
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2019 17:26
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