181 Theoretical analysis and engineering solution of parasitical spectrum in the CINRAD transmitter

Thursday, 29 September 2011
Grand Ballroom (William Penn Hotel)
Zhe Li, China Meteorological Administration, Beijing, China; and Y. Gao
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To deal with the universal problem that there is parasitical frequency spectrum in the China new generation weather radar transmitter, this paper establishes mathematical models for the parasitical signals existing in radar transmitter and analyzes their effect on weather radar performance. Based on an engineering analysis of their possible sources, a step-by-step method to eliminate parasitical spectrum is presented, which is applied in troubleshooting an experimental weather radar. Eventually, parasitical spectrum is basically eliminated. As a result, improved spectrum purity and reduced phase noise is achieved. Moreover, accuracy for velocity estimate as well as ground clutter suppression ability of the radar system is enhanced.
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