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