Accession Number : ADD010290

Title :   Integrated Dielectric Waveguide Radar Front End Device.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Stern,Richard A ; Babbitt,Richard W

Report Date : 31 May 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The object of this invention is to provide a monolithic radar antenna front end subsystem capable of being fully integrated in a dielectric waveguide transmission line. A further object of this invention is to provide a millimeter wave doppler radar front end which is smaller and less complex than the conventional metal waveguide systems, and which lends itself to conformal mounting while exhibiting presently-available radar front end units. The integrated radar front end system according to the present invention utilizes a standard dielectric transmission line to provide an isolator and an antenna which is combined with a non-reciprocal ferrite circulator thereby allowing the antenna to be used for both transmission and reception.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Radar antennas, *Radar receivers, *Radar transmitters, *Dielectric waveguides, *Integrated systems, Waveguide circulators, Transmission lines, Doppler radar, Transmitter receivers, Dielectrics, Ferrites, Isolation, Waveguides, Inventions, Metals

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE