Microstrip Phase Scan Antenna Array.
Patent Application, Filed 1 Aug 88,
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC
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A microstrip phase scan antenna array is provided having a columnar array of microstrip radiating patches mounted on a dielectric substrate. Each column of the array is fed by a separate variable, reciprocal ferrite rod phase shifter which is mounted on the substrate and is coupled to the column which it controls and to a source of millimeter wave energy by microstrip to dielectric waveguide transitions. Each of the phase shifters is controlled by a helical biasing coils are serially interconnected by a single scanning control drive wire and the numbers of turns of the coils are related to each other by an arithmetic progression in which the number of turns of a particular biasing coil differs from the number of turns of the adjacent biasing coil in the sequence of biasing coils controlling the array by a constant amount. Patent applications. rrh
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