Accession Number : ADD009589

Title :   Fragment-Tolerant Transmission Line.

Descriptive Note : Patent,


Personal Author(s) : Temes,Clifford L

Report Date : 06 Apr 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : An improved transmission line or waveguide that can tolerate damage from ordnance fragments without severe degradation of performance. Ordnance fragment penetration into a waveguide tends to produce jagged inward protrusions or loose metal chips of the type which can cause arc-over and high standing wave ratios. The present invention provides a transmission line or waveguide made of a brittle nonconductive material such as plastic or composite material which is coated on the surfaces bordering the interior volume with a solder, conductive paint, or other conductive material. Thus, any penetration of the waveguide will leave a clean hole without jagged protrusions which could precipitate arcing and degrade the waveguide VSWR. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, Transmission lines, Ammunition fragments, Survival(General), Composite materials, Standing wave ratios, Conductivity, Breakdown(Electronic threshold), Short circuits, Radar equipment, Thin films, Electrical conductivity, Brittleness, Silicon carbides, Aluminum compounds, Graphite

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE