Time for cal to rise last 5% of maximum
If the cband cal was left off for many minutes
and then turned on, it would take up to 5 seconds for the cal to go from
95% of the maximun value up to the maximum. To check all diodes on all
the receivers the following test was done:
For each polarization a 2nd order polynomial was fit to the cal off values
and subtracted from the sampled data. The top plot has the sample
data in a/d counts with the baseline overplotted in red. The bottom
plot is the cal deflection as a fraction of the full scale cal. The red
lines show where the cal was turned on and the maximum cal value. For each
cal the ratio of cal to system temperature is also plotted (the dome was
at 8.8 degrees).
Setup the receiver. Use the high uncorrelated cal. This sends diode 1 to
pol A and diode 2 to pol B.
Square law detect a 5 Mhz bandwidth with a 20 millisecond time constant.
Sample both polarizations at 100 hz.
Leave the diode off for a few minutes. Then toggle the diode off 5 secs,
on 10 secs, off 5 secs, on 10 secs, off 10 secs.
The plots are:
Only cband has this problem of slowly approaching the maximum. The second
time that the cal was fired (5 seconds later) the problem went away. There
must be some type of gain variation with temperature that is going on here.
Figure 1 cband polA
Figure 2 cband polB
Figure 3 lband wide polA
Figure 4 lband wide polB
Figure 5 lband narrow polA
Figure 6 lband narrow polB
Figure 7 sband narrow polA
Figure 8 sband narrow polB
Figure 9 430 dome polA
Figure 10 430 dome polB