Accession Number : AD0602248

Title :   WIDEBAND, HIGH GAIN, VARIABLE TIME DELAY TECHNIQUES FOR ARRAY ANTENNAS

Corporate Author : ROME AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER GRIFFISS AFB NY

Personal Author(s) : Payne, III, John B

PDF Url : AD0602248

Report Date : Jun 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The report discusses two improved techniques for obtaining a wideband, high gain, nondispersive, variable time delay device to steer array antennas. The first time delay technique uses two wideband helix structures separated by a cylindrical drift tube to obtain a variable delay of 20 or more nanoseconds with a gain of 20 to 30 db. A variable delay is obtained by controlling the beam velocity through the drift region by varying the drift tube potential. Gain variation is minimized by maintaining constant beam velocity through the helices. The second method is a digital technique in which different time delay elements are switched into the signal path. In this technique, each switch is replaced by a wideband amplifier that determines the system bandwidth (200 to 800 mc).

Descriptors :   *DELAY LINES, *RADAR ANTENNAS, AMPLIFIERS, ANTENNA COMPONENTS, BROADBAND, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, ELECTRON BEAMS, ELECTRONIC SWITCHES, GAIN, RADAR EQUIPMENT, RADAR SCANNING, TIME DELAY RELAYS

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE