Accession Number:

ADD020454

Title:

Subsurface Deployable Antenna Array

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, Filed 25 Sep 2009

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-09-25

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

A subsurface deployable antenna array is provided which expands upon deployment and contracts for storage to provide an antenna array that can be stored in a comparatively compact space. Electronically interconnected antenna modules are connected by expandablecontractable connectors. A helically-organized bundle of optical cables and electrical wiring are utilized in the expandablecontractable connectors. Mechanical, electrical, or hydraulic means may be utilized to control the spacing between the antenna modules.

Subject Categories:

  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE