Accession Number : ADD000061

Title :   High Resolution Aircraft Radar Antenna.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Johnson,Francis B

Report Date : 16 Oct 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent describes a high resolution aircraft radar antenna having a pair of long alternately activated radio frequency (RF) antenna arrays in back-to-back relation within an elliptical cross-sectional boom of good aerodynamic characteristics supported on a retractable mounting from an aircraft and capable of producing slow boom rotation beneath the aircraft in the extended condition. It is streamlined with the fuselage in the retracted position for low drag to provide 360 degree radar search scanning and tracking operation.

Descriptors :   *Radar antennas, *Aircraft antennas, *Patents, High resolution, Antenna arrays

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE