Accession Number:

ADD002695

Title:

Self-Optimizing RF Signal Detection and Panoramic Display Apparatus.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-03-16

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The patent describes apparatus for detecting any signal occurring within a wide bandwidth and displaying it with a signal-to-noise performance substantially equal to that of a receiver of optimum bandwidth for that signal. The apparatus essentially comprises a special purpose cathode ray tube that functions as a plurality of different detectors that can self-optimize to detect any signal within a wide bandwidth by means of the interactions between the received signals and an electron beam having a wide range of electron velocities and traveling in a zig-zag path in the cathode ray tube.

Subject Categories:

  • Countermeasures
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE