Accession Number : ADD007514

Title :   Microstrip Antenna with Polarization Diversity.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Schaubert,Daniel H

Report Date : 14 Dec 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : This invention comprises an inexpensive, flush-mounted microstrip antenna the polarization of which is easily changed from vertical linear to horizontal linear, left-circular, right-circular or any desired elliptical sense. This enables the designer to select the polarization by selecting the proper location of shorting posts in the antenna. The use of rf switching diodes in place of conventional shorting posts provides a means of electronically switching the polarization. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Directional antennas, Electronic switches, Polarization

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Guided Missile Warheads and Fuzes
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE