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Development of a conformal load-carrying smart skin antenna for military aircraft
Author(s): Allen J. Lockyer; Jayanth N. Kudva; Kevin H. Alt; Allan C. Goetz; James Tuss
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Paper Abstract

A multifunction structurally embedded antenna panel installation concept is presented which offers a near term solution to the increasing antenna proliferation problem of high technology aircraft. The concept has evolved from the Air Force sponsored program 'Smart Skin Structures Demonstration Program', recently awarded to Northrop Grumman, and is consistent with the Forecast II smart skin initiatives of the early 1990s. Key results from the concept evaluation phase of the program are described in terms of avionics integration and requirements, structural design considerations, and preliminary payoff assessment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 May 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2448, Smart Structures and Materials 1995: Smart Electronics, (26 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.210477
Show Author Affiliations
Allen J. Lockyer, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)
Jayanth N. Kudva, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)
Kevin H. Alt, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)
Allan C. Goetz, TRW, Inc. (United States)
James Tuss, Air Force Wright Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2448:
Smart Structures and Materials 1995: Smart Electronics
Vijay K. Varadan, Editor(s)

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