Accession Number : ADD003244

Title :   Low Height VLF Antenna System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Ray,Homer A , Jr

Report Date : 05 Oct 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The patent relates to a low height, high efficiency antenna system in which a plurality of radiating elements are spaced to induce mutual radiation resistance in each other. The elements radiate using constant current which is obtained with a parallel folded element that receives the current prior to the radiating element. As the current is moving in opposite directions in the folded element, all but the constant current component is cancelled. The edge of the supporting tower can be used as one or two legs of the folded element.

Descriptors :   *Monopole antennas, *Patents, Very low frequency, Efficiency

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE