Accession Number : ADD012411

Title :   TDD Antenna - Foil Formed, Substrate Loaded Laser Welded Assembly.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Alfing,N L

Report Date : 19 May 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The antenna assembly is formed by building a shell housing by punch press operation. The housing contains the antenna features. The dielectric with load and connector is placed into the housing. Then a back is placed onto the assembly and the unit is enclosed by laser welding. This design allows the fabrication of the housing to be constructed with the antenna features built in and is simpler and less costly than prior designs.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *GUIDED MISSILE ANTENNAS, *HOUSINGS, FABRICATION, LASER WELDING, METAL FORMING PRESSES, DIELECTRICS

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE