Accession Number:

ADP004357

Title:

Dual Band Radome Wall Design

Descriptive Note:

Component paper

Corporate Author:

FLIGHT SYSTEMS INC NEWPORT BEACH CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Radomes for currently-deployed air launched tactical missiles are typically designed to operate at a single frequency or narrow range of frequencies, and occasionally over a wider band of contiguous frequencies spanning an octave or slightly more. Requirements to operate against an extended threat suite, andor to negate probable countermeasures tactics, indicate a need for future systems to encompass a multi-mode capability. Such systems will combine operations in two or more discrete segments of the electromagnetic spectrum in an integrated seeker unit. Possible mechanizations include combinations of RFIR, IRUV, passive RFactive RF, and microwavemillimeter wave bands. Multimode systems such as these will naturally require a matching capability from the radome. Computer analysis can permit the identification of promising wall configurations, exhibiting desirable electrical properties in physically realizable thickness combinations. This paper describes two dual-band walls designed in this manner.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE