University of New Mexico Albuquerque United States
The use of WV band for applications in mobile communications as well as high bandwidth satellite links continues to build across industry and governments. However, developments in modeling of atmospheric attenuation and research into antennas that operate at these frequencies are in relative infancy compared to the more commonly used bands. This effort investigates both the validity of current attenuation models for WV band as well as investigating a novel slot antenna design. The published WV band attenuation model by the International Telecommunications union ITU was found to be lacking based on experimental validation. Furthermore, the WV band slot antenna design and subsequent arrays in this work were simulated and show promise as a useful radiator.