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Noise Figure Measurements Using Celestial Sources

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1 Author(s)
Kelly, Franklin G. ; Space Technology Labs., Jodrell Bank Experimental Station, Lower Withington, Cheshire, England.

Several convenient sources of radio noise exist in the heavens. It is possible to utilize these sources for accurate measurements of receiver noise figure, provided that a suitable high-gain antenna is available. The method for making such a measurement is described herein.

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Space Electronics and Telemetry, IRE Transactions on  (Volume:SET-7 ,  Issue: 2 )