Ka-Band Power Handling Capabilities of Selected Radome Materials
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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Development of a periscope-mounted Ka-band satellite communication terminal for submarine use required development of a radome to enclose the antenna subsystem. Preliminary material tests at high RF power levels indicated that common radome materials would be unusable because of the high RF power densities anticipated. Tests were conducted on several materials to determine their power-handling capabilities. Results of these tests indicate that both quartz glass with polystyrene resin and quartz glass with polyimide resin would meet RF requirements.
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment
- Laminates and Composite Materials
- Submarine Engineering