Accession Number:

ADA459908

Title:

Radiation and Scattering Compact Antenna Laboratory

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. 1 May 2004-1 May 2006

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SENSORS DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

In-house applied RF aperture development in the RASCAL laboratory. This interim report contains research centered on leaky wave antenna technology and wideband spiral antenna interferometry. Novel, thin profile, wideband apertures leaky wave phenomena have a bright future amongst small vehicle installation. Robust modeling, fabrication, and in-house measurement have led to unique breakthroughs in bandwidth, high efficiency, and end termination schemes. Wideband spiral antenna interferometry has been a new area of direction finding which brings wideband performance to the accuracy of interferometric systems. The validation of this system performance was successfully accomplished via in-house design and measurements.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE