Accession Number:

ADA125689

Title:

Investigation of Hydrophobic Radomes for Microwave Landing System.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

BENDIX CORP BALTIMORE MD COMMUNICATIONS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

75.0

Abstract:

A variety of hydrophobic materials were tested to determine useful life and degree of effectiveness. The tests consisted of monitoring coated samples which were exposed to year-round weathering field tests in which operating MLS radomes were coated and system accuracy measured and an evaluation by a testing laboratory using a weatherometer. It was concluded that Teflon fabric offered the best compromise between effectiveness and maintainability, although fumed silicon dioxide provided the highest hydrophobicity. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Air Navigation and Guidance
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE