Accession Number : AD0808303

Title :   ARRAY BEAM SWITCHING STUDY.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly rept. no. 1,

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO SYRACUSE NY HEAVY MILITARY ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS

Personal Author(s) : Whistler, W. T. ; Kuhn, D. H.

Report Date : JAN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : The effects of short pulses on the beamforming networks of large arrays, with particular emphasis on switch-controlled beamforming networks, are considered in this study. This report includes a comparison of the number of controlled elements in switched beam and steered beam systems, and a discussion of linear and interleaved two-dimensional beamforming networks. Rules for determining element position and number of beams for one system of interleaved subarrays are outlined. The advantages of six-port hybrids in beamforming networks and an analysis of a three-branch six-port hybrid at center band are outlined. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PHASED ARRAYS), *SWITCHING CIRCUITS), (*RADAR ANTENNAS, (*ELECTRONIC SCANNERS, (*ANTENNA FEEDS, RADAR ANTENNAS), L BAND, S BAND, C BAND, X BAND, RADAR PULSES, ANTENNA LOBES, PHASE SHIFT CIRCUITS.

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE