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