Nosecone Inverted-F (IFA) for S-Band Telemetry
Technical Report,01 May 2013,30 Jun 2015
ARDEC, METC, RDAR-MEF-I Picatinny Arsenal United States
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This report summarizes an inverted-F antenna for use in smart munitions and S-band telemetry. Designed to fit within a standard artillery fuze envelope, it can be used in place of a monopole or patch antenna. It requires no external matching components. The measured impedance bandwidth S11 -10 dB is typically 100 MHz. Simulations and measurements of the S11 response and radiation pattern are given with the antenna mounted on a M795 projectile.