Antennas

An Ultrabroadband Indoor Antenna with Style

Wireless communication applications have really taken off over the past two decades. In addition to voice services, wireless systems are now also handling an increasing volume of data traffic, with a demand for high transmission capacities. To provide these capacities, mobile radio cells (AMPS, GSM, PCS and UMTS) are...
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Dual Slant Linearly Polarized Antenna for Broadband High Power Applications

Enhanced performance is needed from antennas, radomes and other microwave components to support ever-increasing functionality for military communications and electronic warfare (EW) applications. There is a continuing demand for antennas with broader bandwidth, higher power handling and better controlled radiation patterns, while at the same time reducing size and...
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A Small, Low Cost Antenna for WLAN and Bluetooth Applications

Wireless device manufacturers today must fit a growing amount of functionality into continuously decreasing circuit board space. In particular, finding space for the antenna without compromising its performance characteristics has become a major challenge. The AccuWave™ 5800 antenna is an ultra-small tri-band device designed to provide full coverage of...
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A Wideband and High Gain Microstrip Four-slot Antenna Array

A numerical simulation and an experimental implementation of a cross-shaped, microstripline-fed, printed, four-element slot antenna array are presented in this article. The proposed antenna, with a relative permittivity of 4.3 and a thickness of 1.0 mm...
Since microwave communications equipment is low profile and light weight, low profile and light weight antennas are essential. A microstrip antenna has been developed to meet this requirement. Microstrip antennas offer a conformal structure, low cost and ease of integration with solid-state devices, and are low profile and lightweight....
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A Low Cost Pencil-beam Microstrip Antenna at 76.5 GHz

This article describes the design of a 76.5 GHz microstrip antenna using a simple waveguide distributor. This type of antenna permits any complicated radiation pattern to be obtained. It can be used as part of the transmit/receive module for a compact ...
The design of a millimeter-wave antenna with a pencil-beam pattern is complicated when using a slotted waveguide and results in unacceptable dissipating losses, as high as 8 to 10 dB for a microstrip (RT duroid or Cu/PTFE substrate) distributor. This is why most submillimeter-wave antenna designers avoid traditional VHF...
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Trends in Antennas for Wireless Communications

Examination of a series of innovative approaches in use to meet the demand for antennas that include small size, wide bandwidth, high gain and adaptive pattern control
From mobile telephones to wireless Internet access to networked appliances and peripherals, there is an increasing reliance on wireless communications to provide or enhance functionality for products and services. The wireless communications industry continues to generate new products and applications for consumers and new opportunities for businesses. The enormity...
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A Compact Monopulse Feed for Tracking Antennas

Introduction to the requirements for a compact monopulse feed for use in a Cassegrain antenna configuration
With the steady improvements in tracking radar technologies over the past twenty years, the diameter requirements for antennas has been reduced to match the improvements in transmitter power and receiver sensitivity. This has led to a need for shorter feeds for use in Cassegrain configurations. Antenna feeds have recently...
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QFHA Antennas for Satellite Radio and Mobile Phone Applications

Presentation of a specific quadrifilar helical antenna design for satellite radios, along with a planar design for an integrated BFN90 beam forming network
Quadrifilar helical antennas (QFHA) are one of the best candidates to provide a high gain, shaped beam with excellent circular polarization axial ratio for satellite radio and mobile satellite phone systems. One of the most compelling reasons to use these antennas for digital radio and mobile satellite systems is...
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