Accession Number : ADD009931

Title :   Microstrip Backfire Antenna.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Kaloi,Cyril M

Report Date : 31 Aug 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A microstrip backfire antenna which combines the microstrip type antenna element with a backfire cavity to provide more than three times the gain over a single microstrip element and thereby be capable of replacing four or more elements of a conventional microstrip array. The microstrip backfire antenna consists of a microstrip element in a cavity between a total reflector and a partial reflector and is characterized by multiple reflections of electromagnetic waves between the two reflectors and by energy being radiated normal to and through the partial reflector. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Backfire antennas, *Antenna radiation patterns, *Antenna arrays, *Strip transmission lines, *Guided missile antennas, Cavity resonators, Conformal structures, Antenna components, Multiple operation, Guided missile components, Reflection, Arrays, Reflectors, Cavities, Gain, Multimode

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE