Accession Number : ADD012410

Title :   Multi-Element Adaptive Antenna Array.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Finken, Kenneth R

Report Date : 03 Feb 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : A phased array antenna is disclosed including a central reference element. This is surrounded by a plurality of sub-elements which form the adaptive elements of the array and have no feed networks. Each adaptive element is essentially an L stub, with the adaptive elements oriented such that the L top loading is circumferential around the reference element. The plurality of adaptive elements, all with different orientations of the linear top loading allows the complex weights and adaptive nulling algorithm to generate any required polarization, and form an adaptive null to any arbitrary polarized interfering signal as required. Keywords: Position finding, and Global positioning system.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS, *ANTENNA ARRAYS, NULLS(AMPLITUDE), POLARIZATION, ALGORITHMS, FEEDING, NETWORKS, ARRAYS, POSITION FINDING, WEIGHT, GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM, PHASED ARRAYS

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE