Accession Number : ADD008889

Title :   Slot Chevron Element for Periodic Antennas and Radomes.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Van Vlite,Robert M ; Bushelle,William R

Report Date : 01 Sep 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A periodic array for use as an electromagnetic energy resonant array or reflector having a high density pattern formed from individual chevron shaped elements. Various interlocked and interlaced patterns of elements provide the array designer with more flexibility in controlling bandwidth and stabilizing the functional relationship between frequency and the angle incidence with the electromagnetic energy. Furthermore, structural patterns of chevron shaped elements readily incorporate structural paths for lightning conduction and mechanical support without severely altering the electrical performance. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Slot antennas, *Radomes, *Guided missile domes, *Aircraft equipment, Electromagnetic radiation, Metal coatings, High density, Mechanical properties, Performance(Engineering), Structures, Lightning, Paths, Reflectors, Antennas, Arrays, Conductivity, Patterns, Resonance, Angles

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Guided Missiles
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE