Accession Number:

ADD007514

Title:

Microstrip Antenna with Polarization Diversity.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-12-14

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

This invention comprises an inexpensive, flush-mounted microstrip antenna the polarization of which is easily changed from vertical linear to horizontal linear, left-circular, right-circular or any desired elliptical sense. This enables the designer to select the polarization by selecting the proper location of shorting posts in the antenna. The use of rf switching diodes in place of conventional shorting posts provides a means of electronically switching the polarization. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Guided Missile Warheads and Fuzes
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE