Accession Number:

ADA048717

Title:

Characteristics of a 240 to 400 MHz 4-Inch Depth Ridged-Cavity Cross-Slot Antenna on a Curved Ground Plane

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Dec 1973-May 1974

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA IVAN A GETTING LABS

Report Date:

1977-01-20

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

A cross-slot antenna backed by a 33-in. square x 4.18-in. deep ridged cavity is described for operation in the 240 to 400 MHz band. The antenna was developed for a potential flight test evaluation using a satellite-to-aircraft communication link. Measured VSWR, radiation patterns and gain with the antenna mounted on a 9.5 ft x 9.5 ft cylindrically curved ground plane are shown. This curved ground plane simulates a section of the fuselage of a KC-135 aircraft.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE