Accession Number:

ADP004614

Title:

Microstrip Monopulse Dipole Array,

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Corporate Author:

RAYTHEON CO BEDFORD MA MISSILE SYSTEMS DIV

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Report Date:

1985-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

Typically, microstrip array antennas consist microstrip patch radiating elements integrated with either a stripline or microstrip corporate feeding structure. This paper describes the development of a microstrip radiating aperture utilizing multiple microstrip dipole radiators fed by a resonant feed configuration. This array combines an efficient capactively coupled radiator feeding mechanism with a planar power divider configuration to achieve an extremely thin .05 lambda, lightweight antenna aperture. Linear array dipole matching theory and radiator bandwidth improvement techniques are also described. A quadrant based microstrip monopulse antennas was constructed and tested. Experimental data from this array, its subassemblies and individual components are presented and compared to analytical predictions. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE