ACCOMMODATING ANTENNA SYSTEMS IN THE SHIP DESIGN PROCESS

Placement of the many and varied antenna systems required for a multitude of missions is a complex task in the ship design process. The competition for useable real estate on which to locate antennas, striving, for example, to provide good vertical height to attain clear radiation/reception, and sufficient horizontal separation to maintain transmit-to-receive isolation is acute, where great amounts of C3 (command, control, and communication), Navaids, ECM, radar, and gun-fire control functions must be satisfied while immersed in a small, concentrated, and hostile electromagnetic environment. This presentation discusses the iterative processes involved in accommodating topside antenna systems aboard Navy ships where an especially large number of electromagnetic sensors is clustered on and about the masts and superstructure. The long road from initial concept is outlined, to the final antenna configuration compromise reached in an arena of fiercely competing subsystems. In providing this description, opportunities might then be identified for improving the support available from the the technical community. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedingss of the Annual Technical Symposium (15th) of the Association of Scientists and Engineers of the Naval Air and Sea Systems Command, Washington, DC 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Association of Scientists and Engineers of NASSC

    Department of the Navy
    Washington, DC  USA  203632
  • Authors:
    • Law, PEJ
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Pagination: 30 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00186280
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM