Accession Number : ADP003511

Title :   Moebius R-2R Lens,

Corporate Author : MITRE CORP BEDFORD MA

Personal Author(s) : Clapp,R. E.

Report Date : MAR 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : A novel multibeam antenna concept is described. This antenna concept is a generalization of the R-2R lens to permit a full circle of simultaneous beams from a circular or cylindrical antenna array. The angular doubling which characterizes the R-2R geometry, and which ordinarily restricts its applicability to a limited angular sector, is accommodated through the mapping of a full circle of array elements onto two full circuits of the lens structure. In this mapping, the perfect phase focusing of the R-2R geometry is maintained. Recent progress on practical design problems is presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Multiple beam antennas, *Lens antennas, *Antenna arrays, *Mapping, Focusing, Structural properties, Cylindrical bodies, Circular antennas, Limitations, Geometry, Circuits, Lenses, Cylindrical antennas, Angles, Circles, Antennas

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE