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Electrically floating, near vertical incidence, skywave antenna

United States Patent

July 8, 2014
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An Electrically Floating, Near Vertical Incidence, Skywave (NVIS) Antenna comprising an antenna element, a floating ground element, and a grounding element. At least part of said floating ground element is positioned between said antenna element and said grounding element. The antenna is separated from the floating ground element and the grounding element by one or more electrical insulators. The floating ground element is separated from said antenna and said grounding element by one or more electrical insulators.
Anderson; Allen A. (Firth, ID), Kaser; Timothy G. (Ammon, ID), Tremblay; Paul A. (Idaho Falls, ID), Mays; Randall A. (Fresno, CA)
United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
13/ 239,470
September 22, 2011
GOVERNMENT INTERESTS The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC07-05ID14517, between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Battelle Energy Alliance.