Accession Number : AD0646189

Title :   A FOUR-COMPONENT POLARIZATION RESOLVER FOR MICROWAVES.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Allen,P. J. ; Olin,I. D.

Report Date : APR 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The report describes and theoretically analyzes a simple four-component polarization resolver which splits an arbitrarily polarized input signal into both linear and circular components, readily permitting their comparison. One version of the resolver has provision for local oscillator injection to permit linear conversion to i-f signals for more convenient processing. The same resolver can be used in an electronic polarimeter to obtain an instantaneous 'picture' of input signal polarization, along with continuous indication of 'sense' of the input polarized wave. A bandwidth of 12 percent has been achieved in experimental resolvers at X-band. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MICROWAVES, POLARIZATION), (*COMPARATORS, MICROWAVES), WAVEGUIDES, WAVEGUIDE FILTERS

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE