Accession Number : ADD018521

Title :   Wideband Omni-Directional Antenna

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 13 Apr 95, patented 4 Feb 97

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Ho, Thinh Q ; Rockway, John W

Report Date : 04 Feb 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : An omni-directional antenna is provided which comprises: a first prolate spheroid having an electrically conductive first outer surface and a first center axis, a second prolate spheroid having an electrically conductive second outer surface and a second center axis, a structural member for supporting the first prolate spheroid a fixed distance from the second prolate spheroid so that the first and second center axes are coincident, a first resistive ring mounted to the surface of the first prolate spheroid; a second resistive ring mounted to the surface of the second prolate spheroid; and a coaxial cable having an outer conductor electrically connected to the second surface of the second prolate spheroid and a center conductor electrically connected to the first surface of the first prolate spheroid.

Descriptors :   *BROADBAND ANTENNAS, *PATENTS, *OMNIDIRECTIONAL ANTENNAS, RANGE(DISTANCE), STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS, COAXIAL CABLES

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE