Accession Number : ADD011778

Title :   Attachment Method-Ceramic Radome to Metal Body.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Perry,J S

Report Date : 28 May 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A radome assembly for an airframe and a method for attaching the assembly to an airframe are provided. The radome assembly comprises a ceramic shell with a polymeric transition section bonded thereto, which shell is adapted for mounting to a metal airframe. The transition section has a coefficient of thermal expansion intermediate between that of the ceramic shell and that of the metal airframe. The method of this invention comprises preloading the transition section in circumferential compression when the radome assembly is attached to the airframe. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *ATTACHMENT, *CERAMIC BODIES, *RADOMES, AIRFRAMES, METALS, METHODOLOGY, ASSEMBLY, SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), POLYMERS, BONDING, INVENTIONS

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Metallurgy and Metallography
      Fabrication Metallurgy
      Plastics
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE