Accession Number : ADD016210

Title :   Passive Surface Deployed Variable Inductance Wire Antenna Statement of Government Interest.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, filed 4 Oct 93,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Mileski, Paul

Report Date : 04 Oct 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : An antenna adapted for surface deployment is provided. A coaxial feedline, terminated at one end thereof at a feedpoint, has a center conductor and a shield at ground potential. A continuous length of antenna wire having first and second ends is electrically connected at its first end to the center conductor at the feedpoint. A first portion of the continuous length is spooled adjacent the first end. A second portion of the continuous length is deployed from the first portion by-means of tension at the second end. The second portion extends to the second end along a substantially straight line away from the first portion. The second portion is typically at least as long as the first portion. The first portion serves as a variable tuning inductor for the antenna as the second portion is deployed therefrom.

Descriptors :   *ANTENNAS, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, DEPLOYMENT, INDUCTORS, LENGTH, SURFACES, TENSION, TUNING, VARIABLES, WIRE

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE