STUDY OF SPECIAL BEAMSHAPING ANTENNAS.
Quarterly rept. no. 1, 1 Oct-31 Dec 64,
RADIATION INC MELBOURNE FLA
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The report describes the progress made on a program to develop dielectric elements for use in lightweight, highly-transportable satellite communications antennas. The dielectric element investigations indicate that several types of dielectric elements are applicable. These elements are projected into possible array configurations which are evaluated and compared on the basis of transportability. At present, three dielectric antenna types are being considered as possible elements for use in the array model. They are 1 The cylindrical dielectric antenna, 2 The lens-corrected tapered dielectric antenna, and 3 The dielectricreflector antenna. Projected configurations of highly-transportable satellite communications antenna using these elements promise unique transportability features.