Accession Number : AD0164366

Title :   Survivable Telescoping Antenna.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Coyer,Robert D. ; Weigel,Robert M.

Report Date : 28 NOV 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The patent describes a survivable telescoping antenna having an outer housing and a plurality of elements nested therein. A radiator is mounted on the innermost element. When the elements are in a retracted position within the outer casing, the radiator is protected from severe environmental conditions by a closure element. Upon activation of a power source, the elements are erected from the outer casing causing ejection of the closure element and exposing the radiator for operation thereof.

Descriptors :   *Underground antennas, Extendable structures, Hardening, Survival(General)

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE