Accession Number:

ADD020058

Title:

Microstrip Patch Antenna with Progressive Slot Loading

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, filed 8 Oct 2002

Corporate Author:

NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER NEWPORT DIV RI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-01-27

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

A microstrip patch antenna with progressive slot loading is provided. A rectangular patch of electrically conductive material has a plurality of slots formed therein with each slot having its center aligned with the centerline of the patchs long dimension. Each slot further has its longitudinal axis perpendicular to the centerline. The slots are arranged in an order starting at a position n1 that is furthest from the patchs feedpoint so that, for an n-th slot, the inequalities LnLni and WnWn1 are always satisfied. In general the length decreases linearly with each successive slot while the width increases exponentially with each successive slot.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE