Accession Number:

AD0631713

Title:

BENDING IN AN EXTENDIBLE BOOM SUBJECT TO THE INFLUENCE OF A GRAVITATIONAL - CENTRIFUGAL FORCE FIELD,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV SILVER SPRING MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

The study demonstrates that boom bending due to the influence of a centrifugal-gravitational force field cannot be ignored or underestimated if the boom is to serve as a fairly stable radio-frequency antenna. The fact that any bending whatever will effect the antenna pattern, dictates that certain steps be taken to minimize it. This can be implemented by maximizing the booms flexural rigidity.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Mechanics
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE