Accession Number : ADD010834

Title :   Whip Antenna High Voltage Protection Device.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Goodall,S R ; Dubowicz,P W ; Campbell,D V

Report Date : 01 Feb 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : A high voltage protection device for protecting personnel from injury or death as well as damage to radios and vehicles when a whip antenna comes in contact with overhead high voltage power lines or the like and comprises a high voltage coaxial capacitance device which is coupled in series between the upper and lower section of a whip antenna. The capacitive reactance of the capacitance device is very high at power line frequencies and relatively low at RF frequencies. The capacitance element is comprised of two concentric cylindrical conductors formed in a fiberglass shell and separated from one another by a dielectric such as polytetra fluorethylene. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Whip antennas, *Radio equipment, *Ground vehicle antennas, *Protective equipment, Transmission lines, Shells(Structural forms), High voltage, Wounds and injuries, Low frequency, Electric conductors, Fiberglass, Radiofrequency, Capacitance, Cylindrical bodies, Death, Damage

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Safety Engineering
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE