Accession Number : ADB018152

Title :   Experimental Investigation of very High Frequency Slot Antenna on M-60A-1 Tank

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul-Oct 1976

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH NJ

Personal Author(s) : Campbell, D V ; Kennebeck, William ; Zanella, A ; Sexton, Paul

PDF Url : ADB018152

Report Date : Mar 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : Experiments were conducted to compare the relative performance of a low profile VHF slot antenna and a standard whip antenna when mounted on an M- 60A-1 Tank. The impedance of the slot antenna was matched to 50 ohms by means of a pi-network. Radiation patterns of the slot antenna and of the whip were obtained at 30.9, 49.9, and 73.9 MHz. The slot antenna provided effective communications over hilly terrain up to a distance of 18 km; however, the whip, due to its greater electrical efficiency, provided effective communications over a somewhat greater distance.

Descriptors :   *ANTENNAS, *CAMOUFLAGE, *GROUND VEHICLE ANTENNAS, *SLOT ANTENNAS, *TANKS(COMBAT VEHICLES), ARMORED VEHICLES, VERY HIGH FREQUENCY, VISIBILITY

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE