Accession Number : AD0163515

Title :   Foldable Antenna Structure.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Riebsamen,Henry

Report Date : 17 NOV 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The invention relates broadly to a foldable antenna structure and specifically to a novel locking hinged joint that supports the antenna arm or element when in extended use and that permits folding of the element to a position along the mast. The hinge is of tubular configuration which cooperates with a spring loaded antenna element to maintain it in fixed position when in use and further to allow the element to be folded along the side of the mast. The joint of the invention also provides a secure, direct and effective electrically conductive path for the transmission of RF energy. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*UNFURLABLE ANTENNAS, *PATENTS), LOCKING FASTENER DEVICES, SPRINGS

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE