Wraparound Antenna for S-band Telemetry
Technical Report,01 Jan 2017,30 Jun 2018
CCDC AC, METC, FCDD-ACM-FI Picatinny Arsenal United States
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This report summarizes a wraparound conformal antenna for use in smart munitions and S-band telemetry. It uses quarter-wavelength patch radiating elements and has been tested on 155-mm artillery platforms with success. The antenna is small, inexpensive to produce, and requires no external matching components. Simulations and measurements of the return loss and radiation pattern are given with the antenna mounted on a Precision Guidance Kit shaped fuze and an M483A1 projectile. Analytical models of the antenna that predict the radiation pattern are also given.
- Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment