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