Modular VLF/LF and HF Buoyant cable Antenna and Method
Patent application, filed 17 May 2010
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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The present invention relates generally to buoyant cable antennas and, more particularly, to a buoyant cable antenna with an antenna module for VLFLF Very Low FrequencyLow Frequency bands and another antenna module for HF High Frequency band performance. The buoyant cable antenna is one of a host of submarine antennas currently in use for communications. The buoyant cable antenna is utilized while the submarine is submerged. The legacy antenna in current use represents a compromise between VLFLF performance and high frequency HFperformance. The HF performance is, in fact, compromised by the need for a single antenna element to provide coverage at the HF and VLFLF bands.
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment
- Submarine Engineering