Accession Number:

AD0436336

Title:

RADOME IMPROVEMENT STUDIES,

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GENERAL DYNAMICS/FORT WORTH TEX

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Report Date:

1961-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

Efforts concerned a program directed toward finding simplified and generalized methods of designing radomes containing metal grids. Transmission efficiency measurements of a sandwich panel at various incidence angles were determined over a range of frequencies from 2 to 29.2 kilomegacycles. The sandwich panel had a metallic grid embedded at the center of each skin thickness. Test results indicated that the gridded panel and dielectric filled waveguide possess similar bandpass characteristics. An investigation of antenna beamshift and side lobe effect from the gridded sandwich indicated that negligible beamshift was introduced and side lobes were reduced 1.2 to 2 db. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE