Accession Number : AD0842443

Title :   Lightweight HF Antenna Development.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Nov 66-Apr 68,

Corporate Author : COLLINS RADIO CO RICHARDSON TX

Personal Author(s) : Smithey, Paul B. ; Bell, Ross L.

Report Date : SEP 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 97

Abstract : The report describes the design and development of a lightweight HF antenna system intended for use with manpack field radios on communication circuits of 0 to 300 miles. In order to comply with manpack considerations, an electrically small antenna and a manually tuned coupler unit were designed so as to be compatible with a wide variety of field radios. The primary program goal was to design an antenna system which radiates upward, affecting communications by the skyward mode. The most important use of such an antenna is in environments where surface wave propagation (as supplied by whip antennas) is difficult or impossible: dense jungle, mountainous terrain, or over poor soil. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DIPOLE ANTENNAS, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS), HIGH FREQUENCY, PORTABLE EQUIPMENT, RADIO EQUIPMENT, MANUFACTURING, JUNGLES, MOUNTAINS, EXTENDABLE STRUCTURES, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), ANTENNA RADIATION PATTERNS, PROPAGATION, EFFICIENCY, SPECIFICATIONS.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE