Accession Number : AD0764685

Title :   A Lightweight, Low-Profile Antenna for Airborne Station-Keeping Application.

Descriptive Note : Physical sciences research papers,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s) : Mavroides,William G. ; Schofield,Raymond A. ; Mailloux,Robert J.

Report Date : 12 JAN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : The report describes a low-profile, all dielectric lightweight antenna array to replace the directional antenna for the AN/APN 169 Aircraft Station-Keeping Antenna. The array consists of eight (LEXAN) polycarbonate channel guide elements partially plated with copper enabling the antenna system to be reduced from the present 8 inches in height to less than 2 inches. Design data and radiation patterns are given for the individual elements as well as for the eight-element array. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADAR ANTENNAS, ANTENNA ARRAYS), RADAR NAVIGATION, AIRCRAFT ANTENNAS, HELICOPTERS, WAVEGUIDES, ANTENNA RADIATION PATTERNS, AIRBORNE

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE