Dual-frequency adjustment autocollimating complex for RATAN-600 radio
V. N. Radzikhovskii 2, S. E. Kuzmin 2, S. V.
Special astrophysical observatory, St. Petersburg branch
The paper is received on
May 18, 2014
Abstract. Reported the completion of development and
testing of a dual frequency autocollimating adjusting complex with spatial
separation of emitted and received signals at 8 mm and 2 cm ranges. The requirements
for sensitivity, dynamic range of the receiver and the power of noise source
for autocollimating adjustment of RATAN-600 radio telescope are considered. The
features of the design of microwave parts of autocollimating adjusting complex
and their characteristics are given. Test runs on the RATAN-600 showed reliable
operation and the ability to provide an adjustment (alignment) antenna elements
with an accuracy not worse than 0.1 mm.
Key words: autocollimation adjustment, autocollimation adjusting
complex, radio telescope.