Accession Number:

ADD010290

Title:

Integrated Dielectric Waveguide Radar Front End Device.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-05-31

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

The object of this invention is to provide a monolithic radar antenna front end subsystem capable of being fully integrated in a dielectric waveguide transmission line. A further object of this invention is to provide a millimeter wave doppler radar front end which is smaller and less complex than the conventional metal waveguide systems, and which lends itself to conformal mounting while exhibiting presently-available radar front end units. The integrated radar front end system according to the present invention utilizes a standard dielectric transmission line to provide an isolator and an antenna which is combined with a non-reciprocal ferrite circulator thereby allowing the antenna to be used for both transmission and reception.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE