Accession Number:

AD0885848

Title:

Experimental Studies on a 13-Element Interdigital Array Antenna.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR RADIATION LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

Experimental studies on a 13-element center-fed interdigital array antenna ae described. In a previous report AD-871 265 a theoretical analysis was presented for this type of antenna. The antenna consists of 13 finger-like elements lying in a plane with the elements parallel to one another. The single driven element can be considered to be a toppled monopole with six parasitic toppled monopoles on either side of the driven element. At the lower range of frequencies the antenna provides a broadside plum-shaped pattern. At higher frequencies there is some end-fire radiation and a split-beam pattern is ultimately observed. Numerous radiation patterns and data on the relative gain are presented. The range of gain is 6 to 16 dB below a half wave resonant dipole. Arguments are presented which indicate that the reported gain is very conservative because of a number of factors it is expected that the actual gain is higher than recorded. The VSWR is less than 2 over a frequency range from 400 to 650 MHz, the recommended range for broadside operation. The radiation patterns also show a very low side lobe and back lobe level for the frequency range. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE