Accession Number : ADP004365
Title : A Broadband Kevlar Radome for Shipboard,
Corporate Author : BRUNSWICK CORP MARION VA DEFENSE DIV
Personal Author(s) : Styron,J. B. ; Francisco,R. S.
Report Date : 1984
Pagination or Media Count : 10
Abstract : A broadband radome for use on the Grumman M161 Hydrofoil craft was designed, fabricated, and tested. Dominant design considerations included electrical performance over a 2-18 GHz band in addition to a lightweight structure and compatibility with the shipboard environment. The requirement for a fire control radar to be mounted on top of the radome assembly also dictated a very rigid structure to minimize angular deflection errors.
Descriptors : *Radomes, *Hydrofoil craft, *Fire control radar, Ship masts, Fabrication, Shipboard, Honeycomb structures, Ku band, Compatibility, Lightweight, Panels, Windows
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE