Accession Number : ADD015108
Title : High-Speed Beam Switching Processor.
Descriptive Note : Patent,Filed 23 Oct 74, patented 3 Sep 91,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Hills, Richard A
Report Date : 03 Sep 1991
Pagination or Media Count : 7
Abstract : A beam switching processor operable to detect a microwave amplitude distribution associated with an array of receiving antenna ports and to close a single-pole, multiple-throw microwave switch to that port in a matched array of transmit antenna ports which corresponds to the receiving antenna port having the maximum signal amplitude. The receive antenna signals are log amplified and subsequently processed in a logic section which identifies the input port having the highest energy level and energizes the corresponding microstrip switch-driver circuit.
Descriptors : AMPLITUDE, ANTENNAS, ARRAYS, DISTRIBUTION, ENERGY LEVELS, HIGH ENERGY, HIGH VELOCITY, INPUT, LOGIC, MATCHING, MICROWAVES, PROCESSING EQUIPMENT, SIGNALS, SWITCHING
Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE