Direction Finding Antenna System.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
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The patent describes a direction finding antenna system having a large circle of active reflector antenna elements and a smaller concentric circle of focal point active antenna elements. The outer circle consists of several hundred antenna elements where each element comprises a horizontal one-half wave length horizontal dipole and a one-fourth wave length vertical dipole. The horizontal dipole receives the incoming signal the output of which is amplified and applied to the input of the vertical dipole which then retransmits the signal. A group of reflector antenna elements forming a segment of the outer circle receive and retransmit the incoming signal to a focal point where the signal is received by a focal point antenna on the inner circle. The signal from the focal point antenna receiving the retransmitted signal thus represents the output of a directional antenna. A display of signal arrival direction is obtained from the output of the focal point antennas.
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