Accession Number : ADD007936

Title :   Dual Beam Line Scanner for Phased Array Applications.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Jacobs,Harold ; Horn,Robert E

Report Date : 13 May 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A millimeter wave line scanner is disclosed providing steered fan-shaped beams from opposite faces at substantially equal angles of a semiconductor waveguide, rectangular in cross section, and having a plurality of equally spaced metallic perturbations or strips disposed on one of the two radiating sides or faces. Different angles of scan are selectively obtained by means of at least one distributed longitudinal PIN diode formed on an adjoining side of the semiconductor waveguide having electrical circuit means coupled thereto for controlling the diode's conductivity which acts to change the guide wavelength and accordingly cause a variation in radiation angle of the two equal beams radiating in opposie directions and by means coupling energy of changing frequency to the semiconductor waveguide. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Pin diodes, *Electronic scanners, *Phased arrays, Waveguides, Semiconductors, Silicon

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE