Accession Number : ADA017367

Title :   Characteristics of a 240 to 400 MHz 6-Inch Depth Cavity-Backed Cross Open-Sleeve Dipole on a Curved Ground Plane.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Dec 73-May 74,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : King,H. E. ; Wong,J. L. ; Ermatinger,C. E.

Report Date : 31 OCT 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : An open-sleeve cross dipole antenna contained within a 21.5 in. square x 6 in. deep cavity is described for operation in the 240 to 400 MHz band. The antenna was developed for an aircraft flight test evaluation using a satellite-to-air communication link. For the purposes of these flight tests on a KC-135 aircraft the antenna was externally mounted to the fuselage and covered with a radome. Measured VSWR, radiation patterns and gain with the antenna mounted on a 9.5 ft x 9.5 ft cylindrically curbed ground plane are shown.

Descriptors :   *Dipole antennas, *Aircraft antennas, Antenna radiation patterns, Standing wave ratios, Gain, Radomes, Cavities, Very high frequency, Ultrahigh frequency, Jet transport planes, Air to space

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE