Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
the research laboratory of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Frank Sanders; Robert L. Hinkle; Bradley J. Ramsey

Abstract: The wide application of radar for various functions makes large demands on the electromagnetic spectrum, and requires the application of effective frequency management for the equipment and systems involved. Requirements for certain equipment characteristics are specified in the NTIA Manual of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management to ensure an acceptable degree of electromagnetic compatibility among radar systems, and between such systems and those of other radio services in the frequency spectrum. These standards are called the Radar Spectrum Engineering Criteria (RSEC). This report describes techniques for measuring radar spectrum-related parameters and characteristics for compliance with the RSEC. Measurements for both conventional and advanced radar types are addressed. This report supersedes NTIA Report 84-157 of August 1984.

Keywords: satellite communications; interference; ultrawideband; digital television (DTV); how to measure radar emissions; how to measure radar spectrum; radar emission measurements; how to measure radar characteristics; radar intelligence RADINT; radar spectrum measurement

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Lilli Segre, Publications Officer
Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
(303) 497-3572

For technical information concerning this report, contact:

Frank H. Sanders
Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
(303) 497-7600

Disclaimer: Certain commercial equipment, components, and software may be identified in this report to specify adequately the technical aspects of the reported results. In no case does such identification imply recommendation or endorsement by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, nor does it imply that the equipment or software identified is necessarily the best available for the particular application or uses.

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