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System and Method for Position or Range Estimation, Tracking, and Selective Interrogation and Communication

Abstract: 

An antenna mountable on a weapons platform, a communication system and methods of estimating position or range and conducting directional communication. In one embodiment, the antenna includes: (1) a Luneberg lens portion having a substantially planar surface and a convex surface, (2) a radio frequency (RF) reflective layer located proximate the substantially planar surface and (3) a feed horn array located proximate the convex surface and configured to receive RF signals through the Luneberg lens portion and reflected off the RF reflective layer.

Patent Number: 
7,580,004
Date Of Issue: 
08/25/2009
Inventors: 

Ralph E. Hayles, Jr.; James A. Moryl