Conformal butterfly antennas for ultra-wideband radio direction finding applications

I Liberal, D Caratelli, A Yarovoy, R Cicchetti, M Russo

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    We present the design and full-wave analysis of conformal butterfly antennas for Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Radio Direction Finders (RDFs). The impact of the conformal deformation on the antenna performance is evaluated, a suitable antenna cover is designed, and single antenna elements for a RDF covering the band from 250MHz to 3.5GHz are optimized. Impact of coupling between antenna elements is evaluated, and a novel calibration technique is presented in order to compensate for the mutual coupling between array elements, variations in the antenna characteristics, and the effects of the antenna supporting structure.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMicrowave Conference (EuMC), 2010 European
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    PublisherIEEE Society
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-7232-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventEuropean Microwave Conference 2010 (EuMC 2010) - Paris, France
    Duration: 28 Sep 201030 Sep 2010

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    ConferenceEuropean Microwave Conference 2010 (EuMC 2010)


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