Accession Number : ADD004420

Title :   Electronically Scanned Microstrip Antenna Array.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Malagisi,Carmen S

Report Date : 11 Oct 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A microstrip electronically scannable antenna is realized by means of an array of disc elements that are separated from a common ground plane by a dielectric medium. The center of each disc element is electronically short circuited to the ground plane. At least two pairs of diametrically opposed short circuitry switches (diodes) are connected between certain locations on the peripheral edge of each disc element and the ground plane. The polarization and phase of the reflected energy of each disc element is controlled by certain combinations of open circuited and short circuited pairs of short circuiting switches. Electronic scanning is achieved by control of the short circuitry switches, specifically by digitally controlling the forward and reverse bias of the diodes. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Antenna arrays, *Strip transmission lines, *Electronic scanners, Disks, Dielectrics, Semiconductor diodes, Electronic switching, Short circuits, Ground(Electrical), Digital systems

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Electricity and Magnetism
      Solid State Physics
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE