Accession Number:

AD0763887

Title:

Utilization as RF-Antennas of Live and of Lifeless Structures in Natural and in Man Made Jungles

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTHNJ

Report Date:

1973-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

81.0

Abstract:

Natural forest trees, man-planted shade trees, metal lantern poles and building structures were used as efficient HF radio antennas with the aid of Hybrid Electromagnetic Antenna Couplers HEMACs. The performance of live trees and of inanimate metal structures as antennas is compared with the performance of conventional HF whip and dipole antennas. Similar practical data are given on the LF radio signal emission capabilities of hugh steel-concrete buildings and on LF radio signal diffusion via electrical power and water distribution systems in suburban areas.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE