28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
A PLANAR ANTENNA ARRAY MANUFACTURED FROM CARBON FIBRE REINFORCED PLASTIC
P. J. Callus, K. J. Nicholson, A. Bojovschi*, K. Ghorbani*, W. Baron**, J. Tuss**
DSTO, Victoria, Australia; *RMIT Univ., Australia; **Air Force Research Lab., Wright Patterson Air Force Base, USA
Keywords: planar antenna array, carbon fibre reinforced plastic
In Slotted Waveguide Antenna Stiffened Structure (SWASS) top-hat stiffeners on skins or blade stiffeners in sandwich panels both support loads and act as radiofrequency waveguides. Slots cut into the waveguides create slotted waveguide antennas. This paper summarises the design, manufacture and test of a SWASS panel containing a planar array.
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