Shared aperture antenna for independently steered, multiple simultaneous beams

An antenna including a lens that has an array of radiating elements located on a focal arc, each radiating element corresponding to a different transmission beam direction; and a beam launcher having a plurality of phased arrays and a plurality of internal probes, each of the plurality of internal probes being electrically coupled to a corresponding one of the radiating elements, the phased arrays for space feeding a selected one or more of the radiating elements with signals so as to generate corresponding transmission beams from the lens.

Patent #: 5128687 Issue Date: July 7, 1992