Accession Number : ADD003009

Title :   VLF Antenna Tower Base Insulator.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Huang,Kwang Ta ; Brooks,James L

Report Date : 27 Jul 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The patent describes a base insulator design for VLF antennas. A surface insulating material, such as glass, serves to provide a long surface distance between the upper and lower metallic components of the base. A thin, soft metal cover extends the base metal conductor out to the edge of the outer insulator and also provides a weather shield for the internal components. An insulator core of porcelain serves to take up all of the mechanical stress in the structure and a dielectric fluid serves as a coolant which also protects the inside surface from contamination.

Descriptors :   *Antenna pedestals, *Patents, Bases(Structures), Antenna masts, Very low frequency, Electrical insulation, Dielectrics

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE