Accession Number:

AD0408682

Title:

BASIS OF SELECTION OF VLF ANTENNA CONFIGURATION. U. S. NAVY VLF COMMUNICATION FACILITIES - PACIFIC

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

HOLMES AND NARVER INC LOS ANGELES CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

90.0

Abstract:

The background and studies are presented leading to the recommendation for the basic configura tion of the high-power, very-low-frequency antenna system on which final design was devel oped for the VLF antenna to be constructed at the U. S. Navys VLF Communication facility. Four basic approaches were considered under the preliminary engineering phase a complete Cutler-type antenna scaled down to about nine tenths size, a single 3000-foot vertical radiator, a pair of 2200-foot vertical radiators operated simultaneously and a single modified Cutler-type antenna. The latter, a single section of the Cutler antenna scaled upward by a factor of 1.28 was selected as the most economical of the designs examined and formed the basis for further work and the initial base for the final design effort.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE