Accession Number:

AD0436337

Title:

RESEARCH ON METAL INCLUSIONS IN RADOMES,

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GENERAL DYNAMICS/FORT WORTH TEX

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Report Date:

1960-12-21

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

Efforts concerned a program directed toward finding a simplified and generalized method of designing radomes with metal inclusions. The theoretical and physical work to obtain transmission efficiency data is described for both solid laminate and sandwich flat panels in which copper wires, conducting ink, and conducting paint were incorporated. Use of metal in radomes offers two main advantages Metal can be used for reinforcement, and use of metal can change the electrical characteristics of a sandwich type radome so that it can be made thicker physically and still be acceptable electrically. The data shows that radomes can be made polarization sensitive and also that transmission efficiency can be improved. The data also reveal that the addition of metal grids can make radomes display waveguide characteristics rather than standard half-wave and quarter-wave panel characteristics. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE