Accession Number : ADD010343

Title :   Millimeter-Wave Electronic Phase Shifter Using Schottky Barrier Control.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,


Personal Author(s) : Stern,Richard A ; Mariani,Elio A

Report Date : 20 Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : This invention relates generally to the field of millimeter-wave control devices, and more particularly, to a monolithic, millimeter-wave phase shifter. Rectangular dielectric waveguide is used as the transmission medium in millimeter wave systems because it offers a low-loss characteristic and lends itself to low-cost fabrication. The lack of suitable control devices, such as phase shifters, for use in dielectric waveguide systems has, however, been as obstacle in creating fully integrated, monolithic designs. While there is relatively little previous art in the field of millimeter wave phase shifters, the designs which have been proposed use discrete elements such as diodes or ferrite toroids in various waveguide configurations. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Phase shift circuits, *Millimeter waves, *Monolithic structures(Electronics), Schottky barrier devices, Control, Wave propagation, Dielectric waveguides, Diodes, Integrated systems, Ferrites, Toroids, Configurations

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE