Accession Number:

AD0849233

Title:

Lightweight Broadband VHF Antenna Kit.

Descriptive Note:

Semiannual rept. no. 1, 10 Apr-10 Oct 68,

Corporate Author:

AVCO CORP CINCINNATI OH ELECTRONICS DIV

Report Date:

1969-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

The report covers the electrical and mechanical design and development of a Lightweight Broadband VHF Antenna Kit which covers the frequency range of 30 to 76 MHz. The antenna is intended for operation atop a 75 to 100-foot high metallic mast and is so designed to avoid entanglement with tree branches when erected and retracted in a dense wooded environment. Development of the antenna was initiated by designing and fabricating eight different scale-model configurations to explore mechanical and electrical properties of each. Data from these scale-models were evaluated and an optimum full-size configuration was then fabricated and tested. The report presents the results of both scale and full-size measurements. In addition, mechanical design aspects and a detailed weight analysis are included. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE