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      Stealth; radomes; sandwich; balsa wood; nylon 6/6.

    • Abstract


      The ideally invisible stealth radomes are usually sandwiched constructions composed of E-glass/epoxy composite, polyvinyl chloride foam and frequency selective surfaces (FSS). Nylon 6/6 and balsa wood are well known for their low dielectric properties. In this work the electromagnetic (EM) wave transmission characteristics of the existing stealth radomes were improved by employing nylon 6/6 fibre and balsa wood, along with E-glass/epoxy composite without compromising the mechanical properties. The free space measurement technique was performed to measure the EM wave transmission characteristics in the X-band frequency range (8.2–12.4 GHz) for a specific FSS. The flexural strength of the sandwiched constructions were investigated with three-point bending test.

    • Author Affiliations


      T Annil Kumar1 J Inayathullah1 V A Nagarajan2 S Hari Kumar3

      1. Department of Aeronautical Engineering, Noorul Islam Centre for Higher Education, Kumaracoil 629 180, India
      2. Department of Mechanical Engineering, University College of Engineering, Nagercoil 629 004, India
      3. Department of Communication Engineering, Noorul Islam Centre for Higher Education, Kumaracoil 629 180, India
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