Space Power Combiner.
Patent, Filed 20 Feb 87, patented 5 Jul 88,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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This patent discloses an antenna array for combining in space microwave energy from a number of oscillators, such as IMPATT diodes, which are controllable by injection locking. The array has elements individually driven by the oscillators, but an injection locking signal is provided in the usual manner only to the oscillator of a central element. The other oscillator are injection locked through mutual coupling between the central element and the other elements so that coherent radiation is output by the array. The radiation may be steered by phase shifters between the elements and their oscillators. jhd
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