Accession Number : ADA265115


Title :   Design of a Matching Network for Dipole Antennas


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Park, Jennifer


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a265115.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 55


Abstract : The input impedance of an antenna is highly dependent on the frequency range in which it operates. For an electrically small antenna to operate in a broad frequency range, the antenna must be properly matched. This thesis presents the design of a matching network for a 1-meter monopole antenna, operating over 30-90 MHz using the real frequency method (RFM). It outlines the mathematical steps needed to determine the equalizer function, which ultimately leads to the circuit design. The goal of the RFM, given the real frequency data, is to optimize the Transducer Power Gain (TPG), and minimize the reflection coefficient or power lost due to the impedance mismatch. Complete design including network realization is given. However, no experimental results are presented.


Descriptors :   *MONOPOLE ANTENNAS , *DIPOLE ANTENNAS , *POWER TRANSFORMERS , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , THESES , IMPEDANCE MATCHING , POWER GAIN , APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS) , TRANSDUCERS , DESIGN CRITERIA


Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE