Accession Number : ADD006340

Title :   Launch Tube Antenna.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Loomis,Jester M , III

Report Date : 06 Feb 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent concerns an antenna mounted within a missile launch tube which acts as a communication link between the launcher and the missile. The launch tube is made of fiberglass with a metallic conductor embedded therein to provide radio frequency radiation. The antenna is in the form of a helical conductor and provides radiation in the tube's axial direction.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Launch tubes, *Guided missile launchers, *Helical antennas, Fiberglass, Guided missiles, Operators(Personnel), Communication and radio systems

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE