Accession Number : ADD018424

Title :   Buoyant Cable Antenna.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 22 Feb96, patented 25 Feb 97,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Ramotowski, Thomas S ; Monahan, Patrick J

Report Date : 25 Feb 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A submarine buoyant cable antenna having positive buoyancy comprising a communications antenna electronics package encased in a polymer composition the polymer composition comprising from about 80 percent to about 85 percent by weight of a room temperature curable thermosetting polymer having a viscosity before curing in the range of from about 700 to about 900 centipoise, and from about 15 percent to about 20 percent by weight of microballoons of a size ranging from about 20 to about 100 microns in diameter, the specific gravity of the composition being in the range of from about 0.51 to about 0.65 grams per cubic centimeter to provide the positive buoyancy.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *SUBMARINE ANTENNAS, COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT, CABLES, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, VISCOSITY, BUOYANCY, SPECIFIC GRAVITY, CABLE ASSEMBLIES

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE