A STUDY OF THE RIBLET COUPLER (FOR RECEPTION OF TE(O)01 MODE ENERGY BY A VEHICLE IN A TUBE)

The operation of the Riblet coupler in multi-mode round waveguide is described analytically, for the case where three TE(o)01 modes propagate in the coupling gap. A model of the coupling structure, for a vehicle flying in a tube, was built and tested, using this Riblet coupling as a basis. The coupler collected 96% of the power incident on the vehicle; however, the gap length and centering of the vehicle were more critical than expected. Details of the model and measurements are given, as well as a method for subdividing the power collected into 'packages' suitable for rectification. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report on Project Tubeflight.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Division of Electrophysics
    Troy, NY  USA  12180
  • Authors:
    • Bradshaw, J A
  • Publication Date: 1968-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039097
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TR-EP-6802
  • Contract Numbers: C-117-66
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 24 1973 12:00AM