Accession Number:

AD0684167

Title:

ANTENNA SYSTEM FOR LES-5

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Report Date:

1968-07-18

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

The antenna system for Lincoln Laboratorys fifth experimental satellite LES-5 is described. This is the first circularly polarized VHF antenna to be tested on an orbiting satellite. Coverage is omnidirectional in the equatorial plane. Design considerations are discussed, development of the component dipole and slot array elements is explained, and performance data are given for the final flight configuration.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE