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Towed antennas for US submarine communications: a historical perspective

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2 Author(s)
Rivera, D.F. ; Dept. of Submarine Electromagn. Syst., Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Newport, RI, USA ; Bansal, R.

The evolution of the submarine and the development of radio communication are interrelated. From the earliest days, the effectiveness of a submarine as a war-fighting vessel was linked to its ability to receive orders via the then new medium of radio. This paper traces the earliest work that linked the two together - particularly from the viewpoint of the antenna as the ship's electronic "ears" - to the present, where work is being done to provide the "silent service" with the communications sensors needed to participate fully in the battle space of the future.

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Antennas and Propagation Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:46 ,  Issue: 1 )