This paper presents an ultra-wideband (UWB) antenna design that is capable of multiple polarizations. The multiple element design provides polarization diversity while maintaining desirable phase and standing wave characteristics. The prospect of replacing multiple single purpose antennas on a modern military platform with a single antenna capable of wideband and multi-function operation is of significant interest. Considering space availability, maintenance simplification and aerodynamics, antenna count is now carefully considered in the planning of each new aircraft and space vehicle and in many modification of existing equipment. The broadband radiation capability of this antenna together with its polarization and phase characteristics suggest the possibility of its service in such applications. This antenna can also be of use in other environments such as satellite communications for both the orbital vehicle and the earthbound receptor functions. In the latter, the earthbound satellite receptor use of this antenna can be supplemented with a parabolic dish or other reflector arrangement.
Ultra-Wideband, Short-Pulse Electromagnetics; 2nd WRI International Conference
- Pub Date:
- January 1993
- Polarized Radiation;
- Satellite Communication;
- Electronics and Electrical Engineering