Accession Number:

ADD020417

Title:

Serpentine Buoyant Cable Antenna

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, Filed 26 Dec 2006

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-12-26

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

The present invention relates to an improved buoyant cable antenna system. The system includes a buoyant cable transmission line segment and an antenna segment formed from a flexible memory structure comprised of at least one segment of coiled compression, pinched to form a desired shape and encapsulated in a buoyant encapsulant material. The antenna segment may include a U-shaped keel portion, a horizontal serpentine shaped section, and a vertical element with the horizontal serpentine shaped section floating on the surface of the water and the vertical element extending above the surface of the water. A process for manufacturing the buoyant cable antenna system is also described.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE