Accession Number:

ADD020204

Title:

Antenna Articulation Apparatus for a Submersible Device, and Method of Use

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, Filed 20 Dec 2004

Corporate Author:

NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER DIV NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-12-20

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

An antenna articulation apparatus and method of use for a submersible device is provided. The apparatus includes a body having a cavity formed at an external surface. A bladder containing a core material is arranged within the cavity. The core material contracts and expands the bladder depending upon a pressure that surrounds the bladder. An antenna operatively connected with the bladder and articulates between a retracted position and a deployed position as the bladder contracts and expands.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Submarine Engineering
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE