Accession Number : AD0904306

Title :   Microwave Integrated Circuit Steerable Polarizer.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 2 Jun 71-2 Jun 72,

Corporate Author : SPERRY RAND CORP GAINESVILLE FL SPERRY ELECTRONIC TUBE DIV

Personal Author(s) : Taft, Donald R.

Report Date : SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 120

Abstract : This report presents the results, conclusions and recommendations stemming from a program to develop and evaluate a C-band, medium power, all solid-state, microwave integrated circuit module having polarization diversity capability and containing also the necessary phase shifters and antenna elements to provide electronically controlled beam steering when used as a building block in a phased array. In addition, the module contains the necessary components to provide complete receiver front-end functions. The following components are included in the module: a 3-port junction circulator, a 2-branch hybrid coupler, four meander line phase-shifters, a dual input circular waveguide antenna, a power limiter, a local oscillator, several RF filters, a balanced mixer, and an IF preamplifier. The size of the module is 1.2-inch x 1.2-inch x 5.0-inch including connectors and the antenna. Resulting designs, performances and observations concerning the behavior of these devices as separate components are also discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, MICROWAVE EQUIPMENT), POLARIZATION, PHASE SHIFT CIRCUITS, TRANSMISSION LINES, MIXERS(ELECTRONICS), LIMITERS, C BAND, FERRITES, PHASED ARRAYS, SUBSTRATES, MODULES(ELECTRONICS), RADAR ANTENNAS, WAVEGUIDES, DIPOLE ANTENNAS, WAVEGUIDE CIRCULATORS, POWER, RESONATORS, DOPING, PHASE SHIFT CIRCUITS.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE