Patent Number: 6,486,748

Title: Side entry E-plane probe waveguide to microstrip transition

Abstract: A waveguide-to-microstrip transition (30) for converting and directing electromagnetic wave signals to an electronic signal processing component (53). A waveguide (32) directs the signals to a waveguide input and is received by a probe (36). A bent microstrip line (40A) which is connected to the probe (36) directs the received signals from the probe (36) to the electronic signal processing component (53). An output port (43) provides a connection between the bent microstrip line (40A) and the electronic signal processing component (53). The output port (43) is not inline with respect to the probe (36), but the microstrip line (40A) includes a bend so as to direct the received signals from the probe (36) to the output port (43).

Inventors: Stones; David I. (Torrance, CA), Dickson; Jerry M. (Memphis, TN)

Assignee: TRW Inc.

International Classification: H01P 5/107 (20060101); H01P 5/10 (20060101); H01P 005/107 ()

Expiration Date: 11/26/2019