Accession Number:

AD0291533

Title:

DESIGN STUDY OF A TRANSPORTABLE ANTENNA SYSTEM

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GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PITTSFIELD MASS

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Report Date:

1962-08-30

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Effort is presented on the design study of a transportable antenna system. This study phase synthesized two preliminary designs to establish broad parameters and to define areas requiring detailed study. Design A was synthesized to obtain at minimum cost and weight optimalACCURACY WITHIN THE TWELVE HOUR ERECTION TIME REQUIREMENT. The Design B objective was to attain greatest possible accuracy while minimizing other parameters such as cost, weight and erection time. The greatest emphasis in the study was placed in design B in an attempt to meet the accuracy requirement while minimizing the erection time. Design A has a thirty foot diameter reflector. It is pallet loaded and transportable in three M-35 trucks. It is powered by geared electric drives and utilizes a thin wall inflatable radome. It can be erected in twelve hours and has a circular error probable of 0.2 to 0.3 milliradian. It will weigh approximately 10,000 pounds. Design B has a forty foot diameter reflector and is transported by one special trailer, two standard trailers and three M-35 trucks. It can be erected in one day or more and has a CEP of 0.10 to 0.15 milliradian. It is powered by electric direct drive motors and is equipped with a randomized space frame radome. The equipment will weigh approximately 100,000 pounds. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE