Accession Number : AD0444184
Title : ADVANCED ANTENNA DESIGN TECHNIQUES
Descriptive Note : Rept. no. 4 (Final), 1 Jun 1962-30 Sep 1963.
Corporate Author : GOODYEAR AEROSPACE CORP AKRON OH
Personal Author(s) : Collins, D D ; Bell Jr, J C
Report Date : 11 Oct 1963
Pagination or Media Count : 336
Abstract : Presented is the advanced antenna design techniques study program. Space vehicle antenna systems and ground-based tracking antenna system parameters were studied, and requirements were established as design goals. Various types of antenna configurations were investigated to meet the established requirements. Detail design, structural aspects, and performance for the three selected antennas were studied. New material applications were investigated, and new manufacturing techniques were developed. Design and fabrication of three models and evaluation of these to demonstrate the feasibility of the selected concepts are described. Twelve space vehicle antenna concepts representing a wide range of types were investigated and evaluated from the standpoints of weight, cost, pacakageability, and advancement of erectable or expandable techniques. Seven concepts consisting of inflatable and expandable pencil-beam and fanbeam antennas were selected for further study.
Descriptors : *SATELLITE ANTENNAS , *RADAR ANTENNAS , *INFLATABLE STRUCTURES , RADAR TRACKING , ANTENNAS , SPIRAL ANTENNAS , RADOMES , ROTATION , GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT , TORQUE , FOAM , ANTENNA COMPONENTS , MULTIPLE BEAM ANTENNAS , PARABOLIC ANTENNAS , CONICAL ANTENNAS , UNFURLABLE ANTENNAS , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , RADAR REFLECTORS , LOAD DISTRIBUTION , MANUFACTURING
Subject Categories : Unmanned Spacecraft
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE