|Please explain the purpose of operation:
||Testing of airborne mechanical tracking antenna performance.
Testing of airborne mechanical tracking antenna performance. We will be utilizing millimeter wave spectrum from the directional antenna on the ground pointed straight upward. The airborne receiver antenna, installed inside the cabin of a small aircraft, is to intercept the narrow beam, and immediately activate its reflector to the optimum angle in order to sustain strongest signal level, even while the aircrafts pitch and bank angles fluctuate. The aircraft will fly over the ground station between 8,000 and 18,000 feet AGL in tight circles of approximately 0.5 nautical mile diameter. The signal strength, optimized by the tracking antenna will be recorded for analyses upon landing. Airborne antennas signal re-acquisition algorithm will also be evaluated.