Accession Number:

ADA415385

Title:

Analysis of Broadband High-Impedance Ground Plane Antenna Designs

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

86.0

Abstract:

This research ties together computational and experimental analysis of two types of high-impedance ground plane HIGP antennas, One type of antenna consists of a proposed two-layer design. The structure consists of a bowtie antenna mounted over the surface of a HIGR The proposed structure was intended to achieve a resonant frequency of 3 GHz and a bandwidth of 48 however, a design error results in a significant mismatch in operating bands between the antenna and HIGR Experiment results indicate the structure performs poorly across the entire measured band of 2-5 GHz. A new two-layer design is developed and presented. The new design takes advantage of lessons learned such as designing around material properties of readily available materials. Analysis of integrated, or one-layer, HIGP antennas are also presented. The one- layer versions utilize the exact same design parameters as their corresponding two-layer designs the bowtie radiating element is simply positioned in the plane rather than over, the HIGR Results indicate the design error in the proposed two-layer structure affects the performance of the one-layer version less than the two-layer antenna. A comparison between the original and new integrated HIGP antennas show an improvement in input impedance, but a decrease in bandwidth.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE