Accession Number:

ADA025208

Title:

How to Switch a Beam-Forming Network with Minimum Disturbance to Existing Communication Channels.

Descriptive Note:

Technical note,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-04-02

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

A beam-forming network BFN consisting of a tree of variable power dividers VPDs is typically used to divide the power among beams in a multiple-beam antenna. During the changeover from one set of beam configurations to another it is important that a user who is present in both configurations does not have his communication channel disturbed. A procedure is presented for systematically changing the VPDs, first to an intermediate configuration, and then to a final configuration, which avoids any disturbance to continuing users. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Cybernetics
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE