Accession Number:

ADP003506

Title:

Broadband Microstrip Matching Techniques

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BALL AEROSPACE SYSTEMS DIV BOULDER CO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

Microstrip antennas are used in many applications where a low-profile conformal antenna is desired. They are rugged, lightweight, and easily fabricated. However, it is desirable to increase the bandwidth of these antennas. Through the use of proper matching techniques, standard microstrip antennas can be matched to bandwidths of 35 or more. A rectangular half-wave microstrip radiator was built and tested with and without broadbanding to show the capabilities of these matching techniques.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE