Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/608402
Title:
A NEW VARIABLE BEAMWIDTH ANTENNA FOR TELEMETRY TRACKING SYSTEMS
Author:
Richard, Gaetan C.; Gonzales, Daniel G.
Affiliation:
Malibu Research, Inc.
Issue Date:
1995-11
Rights:
Copyright © International Foundation for Telemetering
Collection Information:
Proceedings from the International Telemetering Conference are made available by the International Foundation for Telemetering and the University of Arizona Libraries. Visit http://www.telemetry.org/index.php/contact-us if you have questions about items in this collection.
Publisher:
International Foundation for Telemetering
Journal:
International Telemetering Conference Proceedings
Abstract:
This paper presents a new variable beamwidth antenna designed for use in telemetry tracking systems when a high gain/low gain antenna configuration is required. This antenna can be commanded to continuously vary its beamwidth between a high gain/narrow beamwidth mode of operation and a low gain/ wide beamwidth mode of operation. A design goal of a 4:1 increase in beamwidth has been set and a 3.0:1 increase has been achieved without causing any significant degradation in the shape of the antenna patterns and without generating exceedingly high sidelobes in the low gain setting. The beamwidth variation occurs continuously without any loss of data, boresight shift or jitter such as experienced with the operation of conventional implementations of the high gain/low gain antenna technique.
Keywords:
acquisition aid antenna; variable beamwidth; variable gain; telemetry tracking
Sponsors:
International Foundation for Telemetering
ISSN:
0884-5123; 0074-9079
Additional Links:
http://www.telemetry.org/

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleA NEW VARIABLE BEAMWIDTH ANTENNA FOR TELEMETRY TRACKING SYSTEMSen_US
dc.contributor.authorRichard, Gaetan C.en
dc.contributor.authorGonzales, Daniel G.en
dc.contributor.departmentMalibu Research, Inc.en
dc.date.issued1995-11en
dc.rightsCopyright © International Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.description.collectioninformationProceedings from the International Telemetering Conference are made available by the International Foundation for Telemetering and the University of Arizona Libraries. Visit http://www.telemetry.org/index.php/contact-us if you have questions about items in this collection.en
dc.publisherInternational Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents a new variable beamwidth antenna designed for use in telemetry tracking systems when a high gain/low gain antenna configuration is required. This antenna can be commanded to continuously vary its beamwidth between a high gain/narrow beamwidth mode of operation and a low gain/ wide beamwidth mode of operation. A design goal of a 4:1 increase in beamwidth has been set and a 3.0:1 increase has been achieved without causing any significant degradation in the shape of the antenna patterns and without generating exceedingly high sidelobes in the low gain setting. The beamwidth variation occurs continuously without any loss of data, boresight shift or jitter such as experienced with the operation of conventional implementations of the high gain/low gain antenna technique.en
dc.subjectacquisition aid antennaen
dc.subjectvariable beamwidthen
dc.subjectvariable gainen
dc.subjecttelemetry trackingen
dc.description.sponsorshipInternational Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.identifier.issn0884-5123en
dc.identifier.issn0074-9079en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/608402en
dc.identifier.journalInternational Telemetering Conference Proceedingsen
dc.typetexten
dc.typeProceedingsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.telemetry.org/en
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