Accession Number : ADD002695

Title :   Self-Optimizing RF Signal Detection and Panoramic Display Apparatus.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Trenam,Richard S

Report Date : 16 Mar 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The patent describes apparatus for detecting any signal occurring within a wide bandwidth and displaying it with a signal-to-noise performance substantially equal to that of a receiver of optimum bandwidth for that signal. The apparatus essentially comprises a special purpose cathode ray tube that functions as a plurality of different detectors that can self-optimize to detect any signal within a wide bandwidth by means of the interactions between the received signals and an electron beam having a wide range of electron velocities and traveling in a zig-zag path in the cathode ray tube.

Descriptors :   *Electronic countermeasures, *Detectors, *Patents, Display systems, Self organizing systems, Panoramic equipment, Cathode ray tubes, Signal processing, Signal to noise ratio, Radiofrequency

Subject Categories : Countermeasures
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE