The design of Impedance matching networks for broadband antennas
Abstract
An interactive BASIC language computer program to aid in the design of a matching network for a broadband antenna is described. Guidelines for the design of a broadband matching network are presented. The Antenna Matching (ANTMAT) program provides a computeraided design tool for determining network topology and component values of the networks. It improves the speed and accuracy of the broadband matching network design procedures. An optimization algorithm finds the values of the components that minimize the input reflection coefficient. At first, the optimization algorithm with an exponential weighting function is employed for determining a list of network candidates (either a pi network or a T network) from which a network topology is selected. After a topology is specified, the optimization algorithm with other weighting function is used for finding optimum element values.
 Publication:

Final Report Naval Ocean Systems Center
 Pub Date:
 September 1987
 Bibcode:
 1987nosc.reptQ....L
 Keywords:

 Antennas;
 Broadband;
 Impedance Matching;
 Optimization;
 Topology;
 Accuracy;
 Algorithms;
 Computer Aided Design;
 Input;
 ManComputer Interface;
 Reflectance;
 Software Tools;
 Communications and Radar