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Lab: Naval Research Laboratory
4556 Overlook Avenue S.W.
Washington, DC, 20375
Phone: 202-767-3083 ext.
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FUNCTION: Experimental high-power
94 GHz tracking radar system (WARLOC)
for use in research involving target cross
section measurement, propagation effects,
radar imaging, cloud research, and other
research that requires very high range
and angular resolution.
DESCRIPTION: The WARLOC radar is housed in a
relocatable radar facility that consists of two equipment
shelters, a chiller for cooling the transmitter, and
a 175 kVA diesel generator for use at remote sites. A
40-ft long shelter houses the transmitter power supply,
modulator, and gyro-klystron and incorporates structures
to provide a pedestal base for the roof-mounted
tracking antenna. A second 20-ft shelter contains the
receiver, exciter, signal processing, and recording
equipment. Data recording at rates up to 80 MB/s
and a capacity of more the 200 GB is available. The
transmitter is capable of producing 10 kW of average
power with a variety of waveforms suitable for precision
tracking and imaging of targets at long range.
Waveforms with a bandwidth of 600 MHz can be
transmitted at full power. A 6-ft Cassegrain antenna is
mounted on a precision pedestal and achieves 62 dB