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Delivering both sum and difference beam distributions to a planar monopulse antenna array

United States Patent

December 22, 2015
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A planar monopulse radar apparatus includes a planar distribution matrix coupled to a planar antenna array having a linear configuration of antenna elements. The planar distribution matrix is responsive to first and second pluralities of weights applied thereto for providing both sum and difference beam distributions across the antenna array.
Strassner, II; Bernd H. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
13/ 556,348
July 24, 2012
This invention was developed under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 between Sandia Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.