Accession Number : AD0163964

Title :   Air-Launched Radio Apparatus.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

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

Personal Author(s) : Herring,Theodore C. ; Bracht,Ernest F. ; Ainslie,Robert E. ; Todd,Eugene M. ; Franz,Joseph J.

Report Date : 06 FEB 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The patent describes an air-deliverable package for radio apparatus having a self-deploying antenna system. It includes a flexible RF radiating element and laterally projecting, flexible ground plane elements which are foldable about a packed main parachute received within a tubular container which, in turn, is detachably connected to the aft end of the package and is separated therefrom by deployment of a pilot chute to enable deployment of the main parachute and the antenna system.

Descriptors :   (*RADIO EQUIPMENT, PARACHUTE DESCENTS), (*PATENTS, RADIO EQUIPMENT), UNFURLABLE ANTENNAS, PARACHUTES, PACKAGING

Subject Categories : Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE