skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Feed network and electromagnetic radiation source

Abstract

An antenna may include a volume polarization current radiator and a feed network. The volume polarization current radiator, includes a dielectric solid (such as a dielectric strip), and a plurality of closely-spaced excitation elements (24), each excitation element (24) being configured to induce a volume polarization current distribution in the dielectric solid proximate to the excitation element when a voltage is applied to the excitation element. The feed network is coupled to the volume polarization current radiator. The feed network also includes a plurality of passive power divider elements (32) and a plurality of passive delay elements (d1-d6) coupling the first port (30) and the plurality of second ports (108, 109, 164), the plurality of power divider elements (32) and the plurality of phase delay elements (d1-d6) being configured such that a radio-frequency signal that is applied to the first port (30) experiences a progressive change of phase as it is coupled to the plurality of second ports (108, 109, 164) so as to cause the volume polarization current distribution to propagate along the dielectric solid.

Inventors:
; ; ; ;
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1339533
Patent Number(s):
9,548,536
Application Number:
14/651,504
Assignee:
COMMSCOPE INC. OF NORTH CAROLINA (Hickory, NC) LANL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Dec 17
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

Citation Formats

Ardavan, Arzhang, Singleton, John, Linehan, Kevin E., Ardavan, Houshang, and Schmidt-Zwiefel, Andrea Caroline. Feed network and electromagnetic radiation source. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Ardavan, Arzhang, Singleton, John, Linehan, Kevin E., Ardavan, Houshang, & Schmidt-Zwiefel, Andrea Caroline. Feed network and electromagnetic radiation source. United States.
Ardavan, Arzhang, Singleton, John, Linehan, Kevin E., Ardavan, Houshang, and Schmidt-Zwiefel, Andrea Caroline. Tue . "Feed network and electromagnetic radiation source". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1339533.
@article{osti_1339533,
title = {Feed network and electromagnetic radiation source},
author = {Ardavan, Arzhang and Singleton, John and Linehan, Kevin E. and Ardavan, Houshang and Schmidt-Zwiefel, Andrea Caroline},
abstractNote = {An antenna may include a volume polarization current radiator and a feed network. The volume polarization current radiator, includes a dielectric solid (such as a dielectric strip), and a plurality of closely-spaced excitation elements (24), each excitation element (24) being configured to induce a volume polarization current distribution in the dielectric solid proximate to the excitation element when a voltage is applied to the excitation element. The feed network is coupled to the volume polarization current radiator. The feed network also includes a plurality of passive power divider elements (32) and a plurality of passive delay elements (d1-d6) coupling the first port (30) and the plurality of second ports (108, 109, 164), the plurality of power divider elements (32) and the plurality of phase delay elements (d1-d6) being configured such that a radio-frequency signal that is applied to the first port (30) experiences a progressive change of phase as it is coupled to the plurality of second ports (108, 109, 164) so as to cause the volume polarization current distribution to propagate along the dielectric solid.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jan 17 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Tue Jan 17 00:00:00 EST 2017}
}

Patent:

Save / Share: