Aircraft Towed Inflatable Antenna.
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C
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The patent comprehends a towed airborne electromagnetic radiating pulse antenna simulator. The antenna simulates the rf energy spectrum of radiation emitted from a nuclear detonation. It consists of a helium inflated centerbody to which are appended two trailing wire cages, the whole of which is towed by either an aircraft or helicopter. The inflated semi-rigid centerbody has extended lengths of wire cages which extend the effective antenna length. Electrical performance is enhanced by means of continuous resistive surfaces and lumped resistance elements located between cage segments.
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