Radiation and Scattering Compact Antenna Laboratory
Interim rept. 1 May 2004-1 May 2006
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SENSORS DIRECTORATE
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In-house applied RF aperture development in the RASCAL laboratory. This interim report contains research centered on leaky wave antenna technology and wideband spiral antenna interferometry. Novel, thin profile, wideband apertures leaky wave phenomena have a bright future amongst small vehicle installation. Robust modeling, fabrication, and in-house measurement have led to unique breakthroughs in bandwidth, high efficiency, and end termination schemes. Wideband spiral antenna interferometry has been a new area of direction finding which brings wideband performance to the accuracy of interferometric systems. The validation of this system performance was successfully accomplished via in-house design and measurements.
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