Accession Number : ADD014024

Title :   Suspended Antenna with Dual Corona Ring Apparatus.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 4 Dec 86, patented 13 Sep 88,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Beach, Glenn R ; Slobins, Marcus ; Wheeler, Myron S

Report Date : 13 Sep 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The aerostat-supported antenna/tether cable of a communication system is protected from destructive corona discharges by a dual corona ring assembly which attaches the feed cable of the transmitter to the antenna. The voltage divider assembly includes upper and lower corona rings which have a space between them which is an isolated and corona-free attachment point for the feed cable. By attaching the voltage divider assembly to the antenna/tether cable at about 12 to 15 feet above the ground, the base of the antenna/tether cable distributes the feed voltage along its length to levels below those voltage levels in which destructive ionization may occur. Patents. (JHD)

Descriptors :   *ANTENNAS, *ELECTRICAL GROUNDING, *PATENTS, AIRBORNE, ASSEMBLY, ATTACHMENT, BALLOONS, CABLES, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, DESTRUCTION, ELECTRICAL CORONA, IONIZATION, ISOLATION, LEAKAGE(ELECTRICAL), RINGS, TETHERING, VOLTAGE, VOLTAGE DIVIDERS

Subject Categories : Electromagnetic Shielding
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE