Reconfigurable Buoyant Cable Antenna with Improved Gain
Patent application, Filed 24 Jun 2010
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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An antenna element with a single-conductor antenna is provided within a removable core. The removable core is mounted within a hollow liner by sliding the core into the hollow liner. A pull cable may be attached to an end of the removable core to pull the core through the outboard end of the hollow liner. Due to reduced strain on the core as compared to the liner, the single-conductor antenna may be formed in segments interconnected with capacitors for adjusting the antenna gain to a maximum in the vicinity of a desired operating frequency or frequencies.
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