Accession Number : AD0742440

Title :   Analysis of a 10.6-Micron Printer-Circuit Antenna Array.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Myers,Henry W.

Report Date : MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : A printed-circuit antenna array for a wavelength of 10.6 microns is shown to be feasible, using analysis by the method of moments. An example of a thin dipole is analyzed before proceeding to the more complicated infrared dipole. Due to present printed-circuit technology, the infrared dipole must be a two-dimensional dipole, resulting in both axial and lateral components of current. Analysis shows that the lateral current, although fairly large, may be dropped without affecting the dipole radiation pattern. Mutual coupling between dipoles is used to determine the radiation pattern from the system; the result is a pencil beam normal to the plane of the antenna array. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INFRARED DETECTORS, *ANTENNA ARRAYS), (*OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, INFRARED DETECTORS), GAS LASERS, INFRARED LASERS, COUPLING CIRCUITS, ANTENNA COMPONENTS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, PRINTED CIRCUITS, THESES, COMPUTER PROGRAMS

Subject Categories : Infrared Detection and Detectors
      Optics
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE