Accession Number : ADD013289

Title :   Millimeter Wave Dielectric Waveguide Rotary Joint.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 14 Aug 81, patented 25 Oct 83,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Paolino, Donald D

Report Date : 25 Oct 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A dielectric waveguide is used as a connecting medium in a rotary joint transmitting waveguide energy in the 3 mm region. The dielectric waveguide is fastened within a ball bearing race to provide relative motion between the gimballed and stationary waveguide structure. Launch horns are used to enhance transmission through said dielectric waveguide.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *DIELECTRIC WAVEGUIDES, *JOINTS, MILLIMETER WAVES, BALL BEARINGS, BEARING RACES, STATIONARY, STRUCTURES, SURFACES, GIMBALS, DIELECTRICS

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE