Notch Fed Electric Microstrip Dipole Antenna.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
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The patent relates to a notch fed electric microstrip dipole antenna consisting of a thin electrically conducting, rectangular-shaped element formed on one surface of a dielectric substrate, the ground plane being on the opposite surface. The length of the element determines the resonant frequency. The feed point is located in a notch along the centerline of the antenna length and the input impedance can be varied by moving the feed point along the centerline of the antenna without affecting the radiation pattern. Of all the many types of microstrip antennas built to date, this antenna offers the best advantages as far as arraying of the elements are concerned. The notched antenna can be arrayed using microstrip interconnecting transmission lines. The corner losses in the clad material and the width of the notch determines how narrow the element can be made.
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