Accession Number : ADD016503

Title :   Broadband Pressure Barrier for Circular Waveguide.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 8 Aug 94,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s) : Rivera, David F ; Josypenko, Michael J ; Floyd, Thomas R

Report Date : 08 Aug 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : A broad passband pressure barrier arrangement is provided for insertion in a circular waveguide between a source and a receiver of radio frequency (RF) energy with a spatially circumferential electric field characteristic of the TE 01 mode. At least three abutting cylindrical barrier regions are coaxially aligned and arranged symmetrically in mirror image fashion about a radial plane of the circular waveguide. The cylindrical barrier regions include: at least one solid cylindrical plug region sealed in a cross-section of the circular waveguide and having a longitudinal thickness sufficient to withstand a predetermined pressure load, and at least one solid cylindrical tuning region having a radius less than that of the circular waveguide and further having a longitudinal thickness. Each of the cylindrical barrier regions are defined by a characteristic impedance at opposing end faces thereof and a by characteristic impedance between the opposing end faces. A region-by-region impedance analysis process begins with an end face of the arrangement that is furthest from the source and is completed with an end face of the arrangement that is nearest the source.

Descriptors :   *WAVEGUIDES, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, BARRIERS, CROSS SECTIONS, ELECTRIC FIELDS, ENERGY, IMAGES, MIRRORS, PRESSURE, RECEIVERS, THICKNESS, TUNING, OPTIMIZATION, WATERPROOFING, DIELECTRIC WAVEGUIDES, RADIOFREQUENCY, BROADBAND, ELECTRICAL IMPEDANCE, ELECTRIC FIELDS

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE