Accession Number : ADD012280

Title :   Bulk Acoustic Resonator Tracking Filter.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Buchalter,Michael S ; Hopwood,Francis W ; Haynes,James T

Report Date : 25 Feb 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : This invention is directed to a narrow band filter for eliminating out-of-band noise in the oscillator signal of a doppler radar system. It provides a very high Q filter derived from a Bulk Acoustic Resonator's (BAR) high Q, L-Band response and uses thermal feedback to lock the BAR's response band onto the input frequency. The BAR is a very narrow band filter with a Q near 40,000 and a comblike frequency response having passbands occurring every 5 MHz, approximately. The comblike response of the BAR shifts down 60 KHz for every 1 deg C. rise in temperature. In this invention a frequency sensitive heater is used to move the response comb of the BAR up or down in accordance with changes in the frequency of the incoming signal. The input frequency can be allowed to drift and the heat source will produce more heat or less heat, keeping the response right at the input frequency. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *DOPPLER RADAR, *ACOUSTIC RESONATORS, *TUNING DEVICES, *FILTERS, *THERMAL STABILITY, BULK MATERIALS, FREQUENCY RESPONSE, SOURCES, NARROWBAND, L BAND, FREQUENCY, FILTERS, SIGNALS, RESPONSE, INPUT, HEATERS, SENSITIVITY, DRIFT, HEAT, RESONATORS, OSCILLATORS, INVENTIONS

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE