Accession Number : AD0288291

Title :   TACTICAL ANTENNAS DEVELOPMENT OF QUICK-REACTION ANTENNA SYSTEMS FOR TACTICAL USE

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONIC PROVING GROUND FORT HUACHUCA ARIZ

Report Date : AUG 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Tests were conducted to determine (1) the feasibility of employing telescoping masts and broadband, lightweight antenna arrays which would minimize antenna installation time for Radio Sets AN/MRC-54, -69, and -73 all of which include basic Radio Set AN/TRC-24; (2) a suitable replacement for the presently used AB-238( )/G sectional type mast, and one mast-launcher and four telescoping masts were tested and evaluated (these represented a sampling of 25- and 50-foot pneumatic and mechanically operated masts); and (3) a suitable replacement for the presently used AN/TRC-24 yagi and plane-reflector antenna arrays. It was concluded that: (a) commercial telescopic masts lack durability, are subject to frequent failure, and therefore are not suitable for continuous field use; (b) the mast-launcher type mast, when modified to correct deficiencies, will minimize AN/TRC-24 antenna installation time and be applicable to heights up to 50 feet; (c) the qick-erecable mast when modified to correct deficiencies will be particularly suitable for highly mobile, radio-relay sets in forward areas or where a 25-foot height is acceptable; and (d) yagi, corner-reflector, and helical antennas offer no advantages over the present AN/TRC-24 antennas. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ANTENNA MASTS, *ANTENNAS, BROADBAND, MOBILE, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS

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