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Title: US4070619: Microstrip configuration with inductive pickup loop for VSWR meter
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Country: US United States of America

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Inventor: Trefney, Ralph P.; Valley View, OH

Assignee: Bird Electronic Corporation, Solon, OH
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Published / Filed: 1978-01-24 / 1977-02-14

Application Number: US1977000768078

IPC Code: Advanced: G01R 27/04;
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IPC-7: G01R 27/04;

ECLA Code: G01R27/04;

U.S. Class: Current: 324/095; 324/637;
Original: 324/095; 324/058.B;

Field of Search: 324/095,58 B,58 R 333/7 R,10 325/067,133,363

Priority Number:
1977-02-14  US1977000768078

Abstract:     A VSWR meter unit for detecting and measuring the forward and reflected RF voltage wave signals on a coaxial transmission line. The unit is adapted to be electrically inserted in a tubular or coaxial transmission line, having an outer conductor with a coaxial center conductor therein. A microstrip circuit board is provided within the meter unit and comprises a dielectric board with a ground plane conductor printed on one side and inserted across the outer conductor, and a specially designed conductive path printed on the other side and inserted across the inner conductor. Also printed on the other side of the microstrip board is an inductive sensing loop located within and concentric with a circular loop portion of the conductive path. The sensing loop is closely spaced to the loop portion of the conductive path so as to be responsive to the voltage wave signal on the transmission line. A D'Arsonval meter movement is connected to the conductive loop through a specially designed 180 DEG switch assembly in either a "forward" or "reflected" condition through a meter circuit, designed so that the meter provides an indication of the level of either the forward voltage wave signal or the reflected wave signal depending on the condition of the switch assembly.

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Bosworth, Sessions & McCoy ;

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Krawczewicz, Stanley T.;

Family: None

First Claim:
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I claim:     1. In an instrument for detecting and measuring directional RF voltage wave levels on a coaxial transmission line having a tubular outer conductor and a coaxial inner conductor, said instrument being adapted to be inserted in the line and having a D'Arsonval meter movement, the improvement which comprises:
  • a microstrip circuit board with a ground plane conductive layer on one surface in electrical contact with the ends of said tubular outer conductor and a conductive path printed on the other surface thereof connected to the ends of said coaxial inner conductor, said conductive path having a circular loop portion formed therein,
  • an inductive sensing loop printed on said other surface within and coaxial with said loop portion of said conductive path and closely spaced thereto for sensing the RF voltage wave level on said transmission line,
  • circuit means between said sensing loop and said meter movement to process the signal sensed by said sensing loop, and
  • rotary switch means operationally associated with said microstrip circuit board and having a first position wherein said sensing loop is connected to said circuit means to sense the forward voltage wave on said transmission line and a second position wherein said sensing loop is connected to said circuit means to sense the reflected voltage wave on said transmission line.


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Get PDF - 4pp US3683274  1972-08 Martin   LUMPED COMPONENT STANDING WAVE RATIO INDICATORS FOR RADIO FREQUENCY TRANSMISSION LINES
Get PDF - 8pp US3784911  1974-01 Ramstrom  Karlskronavarnet AB DIRECTIONAL COUPLER FOR MEASURING FORWARD AND REFLECTED POWER COMPRISING A BORED METAL BLOCK
Get PDF - 11pp US3829770  1974-08 Stevens  Coaxial Dynamics, Inc. DIRECTIONAL COUPLER FOR TRANSMISSION LINES
Get PDF - 4pp US3848189  1974-11 Pope   QUALITATIVE RF OUTPUT-REFLECTED POWER INDICATOR
Get PDF - 6pp US4034289  1977-07 Rozylowicz et al.  Motorola, Inc. RF power monitor utilizing bi-directional coupler
       
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