Accession Number : ADA300553

Title :   Multiplexers for Multifunction Electromagnetic Radiating Systems (MERS).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL COMMAND CONTROL AND OCEAN SURVEILLANCE CENTER RDT AND E DIV SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Henry, W. ; Ho, T. Q. ; Mills, M. ; Rubin, D.

PDF Url : ADA300553

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : The Multiplexers for Multifunction Electromagnetic Radiating Systems (MERS) objective was to merge four different radio frequency (RF) sensor systems into a single-antenna structure. Currently, the four candidates are Combat Direction Finding (CDF), Identification Friend or Foe (IFF), Joint Tactical Information Distribution System (JTIDS), and UHF communications. This report demonstrates that the merged antenna system is a low-cost system that decreases topside space and weight requirements while it also improves the multiple system performance. The ultimate goal is to provide a family of MERS antennas that meet each ship class antenna requirement in a combined and optimized structure. This report discusses the requirements, system concept for MERS, theoretical aspects, and the numerical results behind the multiplexer designs. Recommendations for future work are also included.

Descriptors :   *ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, *MULTIPLEXING, *ANTENNA ARRAYS, *BANDPASS FILTERS, FIBER OPTICS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, OPTIMIZATION, LOW COSTS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, DIRECTION FINDING, BANDWIDTH, DESIGN CRITERIA, ANTENNA RADIATION PATTERNS, RADIO TRANSMISSION, RADIOFREQUENCY, MULTIPURPOSE, BROADBAND ANTENNAS, HIGH PASS FILTERS, LOW PASS FILTERS, ULTRAHIGH FREQUENCY, VERY HIGH FREQUENCY, CIRCUIT ANALYSIS, CAVITY RESONATORS, IFF SYSTEMS, CIRCULAR ANTENNAS.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE