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Millimeter Wave Components For Electronically Controllable Antennas
Author(s): Gordon R. Harrison; Thomas E. Sharon
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Paper Abstract

Many present and future military and commercial systems operating at millimeter wave frequencies require the use of sophisticated electronically controllable antennas for maximum capability and flexibility. Electronic control of the antenna pattern is provided by electronically switchable phase control of each radiating element such as that achieved in phased array antennas or via electronically reconfigurable antenna feeds referred to as beam forming networks (BFN). Multibeam antennas provided by BFN'S can be realized using switches, variable power dividers (VPD), and phase shifters. Ferrite materials and associated application technology are being utilized to achieve these switchable RF control components at millimeter wave frequencies. The performance achievable in ferrite switchable circulators, variable power dividers and phase shifters in the frequency region from 20 to 100 GHz is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 1987
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0791, Millimeter Wave Technology IV and RF Power Sources, (24 September 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.940809
Show Author Affiliations
Gordon R. Harrison, Electromagnetic Sciences, Inc. (United States)
Thomas E. Sharon, Electromagnetic Sciences, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0791:
Millimeter Wave Technology IV and RF Power Sources
James T. Coleman; James C. Wiltse, Editor(s)

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