Accession Number : AD0888176

Title :   High Power Ku-Band Latching Phase Shifter Switch.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Jul 70-Aug 71,

Corporate Author : RAYTHEON CO BEDFORD MA MISSILE SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Benham, Philip O. ; James, Raymond M. ; Alton, William J. ; Plumb, D. R. ; Williamson, G. F.

Report Date : 30 SEP 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 98

Abstract : The research and development program is significant to the Air Force in that a high power, lightweight, fast switching phase shifter switch, in a configuration adaptable to an airborne application, has been developed and tested successfully. The scope of this contract included the research and development of a high-power Ku-band digital latching phase shifter switch suitable for use in a high performance (M 1.0 to 2.5) aircraft which utilizes a phased array radar. Particular emphasis was placed on high-power capability for the microwave portion of the device, and an efficient digital driver circuit capable of high-speed switching with low power consumption. As a result of this developmental project, Raytheon has fabricated and successfully tested four engineering models of the Ku-band phase shifter switch. Thus, the technical feasibility of high-power, lightweight, reproducible phase shifter switches has been demonstrated. (Author)

Descriptors :   *RADAR EQUIPMENT), (*PHASE SHIFT CIRCUITS, MICROWAVE EQUIPMENT, K BAND, SWITCHING CIRCUITS, FERRITES, GARNET, SPINEL, ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES, PHASED ARRAYS, TEST METHODS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE