Accession Number : ADD009743

Title :   Compensation for Antenna Phase Shifter Failures.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Fishbein,William ; Rittenbach,Otto E

Report Date : 05 Aug 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Methods are described for optimizing the performance of phased array antennas wherein one or more elements thereof have become stuck at fixed at fixed phases. The methods involve readjusting the relative phases of all operative elements using a single stuck element as a phase reference, shutting off one or more stuck elements if this will improve performance, and readjusting the phases of the operative elements in various ways depending on the fixed phases at which two or more antenna elements are stuck.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Antenna components, *Phased arrays, *Antenna arrays, Phase

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE