Accession Number : ADD012229

Title :   Coupled Amplifier Module Feed Networks for Phased Array Antennas.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Steinberg,Richard ; Shelton,Paul

Report Date : 21 Jan 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : A beam-steering feed network for use with linear and planar phased-array antenna systems which includes a phase divider system for producing a plurality of incrementally phased IF signals. The phase divider system includes a plurality of coupled amplifier phase divider modules coupled together to form a network. The network is coupled to receive at least two boundary signals having different phase angles. The phase angle difference between the boundary signals is divided by the phase divider modules in the network. Each module produces an output singal having a phase angle differing from that of the output signals of immediately adjacent modules in the network by a phase angle gradient. The system thus divides the phase angle difference between the boundary signals into a plurality of incrementally phased output signals. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *ANTENNA FEEDS, *ANTENNA ARRAYS, *BEAM STEERING, *PHASED ARRAYS, PLANAR STRUCTURES, LINEAR SYSTEMS, GRADIENTS, BOUNDARIES, OUTPUT, ANGLES, PHASE, ANTENNAS, SIGNALS, NETWORKS

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE