Accession Number : ADD008462

Title :   An N-Way Summing Network Characterization System.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,


Personal Author(s) : Bowling,Donald R ; Kinman,Darry M ; Afendykiw,Marko ; White,David J

Report Date : 20 Apr 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : It is the object of the invention to provide a method which permits quasi real-time, computer aided tuning and optimization for maximum efficiency of microwave power combining structures used in solid state radar transmitter applications. It is further object of the invention to provide a means for predicting the maximum achievable performance of a wide range of microwave combining circuit topographies. Another object of the invention is to provide a method that permits the determination of combing circuit impedance parameters which are necessary in designing an efficient solid state transmitter. To these and other ends, the invention contemplates a semi-automatic N-way summing network alignment system comprising a semi-automatic network analyzer, serving as an analyzer and controller, having a means for inputting a test signal into a summing network, a network analyzer controlled relay which in turn provides a means for remotely controlling the position of the individual switches in a coaxial switching network, connected to said summing network, and a means for connecting the unused input ports of said summing network to ground.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Microwave transmission, *Solid state electronics, *Optimization, *Electronic combiners, *Computer applications, Real time, Circuit analysis, Semiautomatic, Radiofrequency power, Topography, Power amplifiers, Schematic diagrams, Routing

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE