Accession Number:

ADA443477

Title:

Wideband Conformal Antennas and Arrays

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Aug 2004-Jul 2005

Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA

Report Date:

2005-10-15

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

The work done investigates some unexplored degrees of freedom in microstrip antenna design with the goal of developing a modified substrate configuration with improved bandwidth and maintained radiation characteristics. Results indicate that sectioned substrates can deliver increased impedance bandwidth. A closed-form circuit-based model is also developed to predict the performance of these new antenna structures. The modified substrate techniques developed here will be used along with loading and slot etching techniques studied previously to construct wideband planar antennas and arrays.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE