Accession Number : ADD011503

Title :   Deployable Folded Antenna Apparatus.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Bilek,F V ; Buell,D N

Report Date : 13 Nov 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : An antenna apparatus for use in space which is foldable into a small package for storage in a space vehicle. The antenna apparatus utilizes a plurality of hinged members and diagonal tapes forming parallelogram frames, two opposite sides of which are hinged at the center to fold the frames in a given plane. Similar frames are hinged on the first frames in a second plane whereby a plurality of cubes are formed when all are unfolded. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Antenna components, *Folding, Rectangular bodies, Spacecraft, Frames, Hinges

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE