Ferrite Rod Antenna Arrays for Loran-C Receivers
ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTHNJ
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The use of a small ferrite antenna array is shown theoretically to be superior in performance to the whip antenna supplied with a PSN-4 Loran-C receiver manpack set. While the paper is overall theoretical in nature, the theoretical results and conclusions have been verified in subsequent limited experimentation. Initial test with a compact ferrite rod antenna array in place of a whip showed that the time for acquisition of Loran-C time coordinates with the PSN-4 set is reduced to about one third the time it takes with a 15 foot long whip.
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