Accession Number : ADP003402

Title :   Fundamental Design Issues for Monolithic Phased Arrays,

Corporate Author : BALL AEROSPACE SYSTEMS DIV BOULDER CO

Personal Author(s) : Stockton,R. J.

Report Date : MAR 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : Basic design issues associated with the monolithic implementation of microwave and millimeter-wave active aperture, conformal, phased array antenna systems are presented. Since the planar surface area is limited and large regions must be set aside as unused exclusion zones to prevent mutual coupling, fitting all of the essential components such as phase shifters, amplifiers and a feed network within the available inter-element area is extremely difficult. Electrical, thermal and mechanical tradeoffs related to monolithic subarray technology are described in detail. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Phased arrays, *Monolithic structures(Electronics), *Systems engineering, Microwaves, Millimeter waves, Trade off analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE