Accession Number:

ADD020265

Title:

Wideband Traveling Wave Microstrip Antenna

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application, filed 19 May 2006

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-05-19

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The present invention by propagates a traveling wave of electric current along a microstrip antenna structure rather than a standing wave. By loading an antenna with a series of capacitive gaps of the correct values, the shape of the electric current distribution can be tailored to suppress the resonant properties of the antenna, specifically the standing wave of electric current that normally forms along the antenna structure. A microstrip antenna having a bulls-eye target structure comprised of a center disk and concentrically larger capacitively coupled annular sections will tailor the shape of the electric current distribution to achieve a suppression of the resonant properties of the antenna, thereby increasing the antenna bandwidth.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE