Accession Number : ADD008161

Title :   Self-Multiplexing Antenna Employing Orthogonal Beams.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Evans,Gary E

Report Date : 13 Jan 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : This document discloses a self-multiplexing antenna comprising an array of radiating elements for radiating a plurality of orthogonal beams in response to wave energy excitations applied thereto. A plurality of first transmission lines are connected between respective radiating elements and respective resistive terminations. A plurality of second transmission lines are connected between respective input ports and respective resistive terminations. A plurality of directional couplers couple wave energy from each input port to each radiating element in the array via the first and second transmission lnes whereby wave energy from each input port generates a separate orthogonal beam from the array of radiating elements. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Directional antennas, *Multiplexing, *Antenna arrays, Transmission lines, Self operation, antenna components, Coupling circuits, Radiators(General), Ports(Openings), Beams(Electromagnetic), Energy, Waves, Input, Directional, Transmittance, Orthogonality, Radiation

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE