Accession Number : ADD017846

Title :   Broadband Pressure Barrier for Circular Waveguide.

Descriptive Note : Patent, filed 8 Aug 94, patented 28 Nov 95,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

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

Report Date : Nov 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 8

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 a 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. The radius of the tuning region(s) and the longitudinal thicknesses of the plug and tuning regions are optimized across the passband of interest.

Descriptors :   *BANDPASS FILTERS, *PATENTS, *WAVEGUIDE FILTERS, THICKNESS, WAVEGUIDES, FREQUENCY BANDS, RECEIVERS, CROSS SECTIONS, BROADBAND, BARRIERS, TUNING, ELECTRICAL IMPEDANCE, CIRCULAR

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE