Accession Number : ADP001118

Title :   SHF SATCOM Microstrip Phased Array Antenna,


Personal Author(s) : Considine,Brian C. ; Wandrei,David L.

Report Date : JAN 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : Modern airborne and ground satellite communication systems often require high gain antennas which are low profile and are capable of conforming to a variety of surfaces. A phased array utilizing distributed solid state components is capable of satisfying the wide angular scan coverage and low noise requirements. An array for receive only operation is described which utilizes monolithic microwave technology in a novel solution to the low profile constraint. The array operates at SHF frequencies, has 128 radiating elements and associated monolithic modules, and is approximately 8 by 13 inches. Radiating elements are microstrip patches fed by a unique capacitively coupled feed network resulting in an 8% bandwidth.

Descriptors :   *Antenna arrays, *Receivers, *Microwave antennas, *Phased arrays, *Strip transmission lines, Low noise amplifiers, Antenna feeds, Monolithic structures(Electronics), Superhigh frequency, Coupling(Interaction), High gain, Microwave equipment, Networks, Low noise, Operation, Radiation, Parts, Satellite communications, Distribution, Frequency, Symposia, Antennas

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE