WEATHERIZED GLIDE SLOPE ANTENNA AND ARRAY DISTRIBUTION NETWORK.
MERIDIAN METALCRAFT INC WHITTIER CALIF
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Under phase one, a study and test program of all required parameters for the antenna and distribution network indicated that an antenna using a semi-elliptic radome with provision for heating the antenna element ground plane would produce the optimum design in meeting the all-weather performance requirements. i.e. deicing, snow removal, rain. It was also determined from array mathematical analysis that the optimum design for a distribution network feeding a 3-element array would be one in which the antennas were spaced 34 lambda fed in phase with a voltage excitation of 1.0, 1.0 and 0.5. Phase two consisted of detailed design and manufacture of a number of prototype models of the antenna type recommended. Also included in phase two was design and manufacture of prototype models of the antenna array distribution network, with associated connecting cables and mounting frame.