Accession Number : AD0522659

Title :   A Wide-Aperture HF Direction-Finder.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Gleason,Raymond F. ; Greene,Robert M.

Report Date : 15 OCT 1957

Pagination or Media Count : 89

Abstract : The requirement has arisen for the development of facilities in the high-frequency region which will permit simultaneous message interception and instantaneous direction finding with a common antenna array. Preliminary study indicates that the most promising technique to meet these requirements would be a circularly disposed antenna array such as a Wullenweber system having a wide aperture, provided such a system could be designed and constructed with reasonable economy. The use of a wide aperture system should considerably reduce electrical interference and both site and wave interference errors. Preliminary studies of the system have been made using a circular array of vertical half-rhombic antennas. The resulting beam of the phased array exhibited variations in indicated bearings attributed to polarization changes and reduced its effectiveness in direction finding. Future studies and plans are outlined for an array using sleeve monopoles. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DIRECTION FINDING, HIGH FREQUENCY), ANTENNAS, POLARIZATION, ANTENNA RADIATION PATTERNS, ANTENNA APERTURES (U) *PHASED ARRAYS, RADIO INTERCEPTION, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Direction Finding

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE