Practical Examples of Integral Broadband Matching of Microstrip Antenna Elements,
BALL AEROSPACE SYSTEMS DIV BOULDER CO
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A general discussion of techniques for enhancing the bandwidth of microstrip antenna elements was presented at this symposium in 1983. Since that time many forms of broader bandwidth microstrip antenna elements have been fabricated at Ball Aerospace Systems Division BASD. The purpose of this paper is to discuss those types of microstrip elements which have been broadbanded through the use of an integral matching network. The integral network is part of the actual element and this eliminates the requirement for additional printed circuit or lumped element matching networks. This simplified form of wide bandwidth microstrip element is currently finding use in moderate bandwidth arrays being built at BASD.
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