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Conformal, High-Frequency, Direction-Finding Antenna

Abstract: 

A direction-finding antenna that conforms to flat and semi-flat surfaces is disclosed. It has a low profile in comparison to most existing direction-finding antennas and its surfaces are shaped so that reduced radar reflections and reduced radar cross sections of the antenna assembly are achieved. The antenna assembly has direction-finding characteristics that are essentially equivalent to traditional antennas that have high profiles and that are mounted high and away from external surfaces of platforms for unobstructed views of arriving electromagnetic energy and away from reflected electromagnetic waves and reradiators.

Patent Number: 
6,570,543
Date Of Issue: 
05/27/2003
Inventors: 

Ruell F. Solberg Jr.;Steven P. Saulnier;C. Nils Smith;William G. Guion