Ultra wideband spiral antenna-time delay removal

I Nicolaescu, P van Genderen

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    This paper deal with the time delay removal of an Archimedean spiral antenna which operates from 400 MHz to 4845 MHz. As it is known, spiral antennas show a dispersive behavior, thus, in time domain, a "chirp" pulse will be displayed at the output. For time delay removal two procedures are investigated: the first one uses an error-term flow graph for the frequency signal as for Vector Network Analyzers while the second one supposes to place a reference metallic plate at a certain distance in order to identify the phase dispersion given by the antenna. In the second case the received signal is passed in time domain by applying an ifft, the multiple reflection are removed an the phase variation due to the time propagation is subtracted. After phase correction the time domain response as well as the side lobes level are decreased. The antenna system made up of two Archimedean spirals is employed by a stepped frequency continuous wave radar (SFCW) which works with a frequency step of 35 MHz.
    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the european conference on antennas and propagation
    EditorsH Lacoste, L Ouwehand
    PublisherEuropean Space Agency
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)92-9092-9375
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    EventEuropean conference on antennas and propagation: EuCAP 2006: 1st European Conference on Antennas and Propagation: - Noordwijk, Nice, France
    Duration: 6 Nov 200610 Nov 2006


    ConferenceEuropean conference on antennas and propagation: EuCAP 2006


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