A new type of linear array is proposed which utilises annular slot antennas operating in the 'DC' mode. These conformal elements are electrically-small and have wire-monopole-like radiation patterns. A thorough analysis of this array's performance is provided, with a comparison against the performance of an equivalent wire monopole array given at each stage. It is shown that, overall, the characteristics of the conformal, electrically-small, annular-slot array are very similar to that of the wire monopole array, with only a small decrease in gain and a significant decrease in mutual coupling being reported.
|Translated title of the contribution||Comparison of an electrically-small planar antenna array with a conventional monopole array|
|Pages (from-to)||596 - 600|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||IEEE 56th Vehicular Technology Conference, 2002 (VTC 2002-Fall)|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2002|
|Event||56th Vehicular Technology Conference 2002 (VTC 2002-Fall) - Vancouver, Canada|
Duration: 1 Sep 2002 → …
Bibliographical noteISBN: 0780374673
Publisher: Institute of Electrical Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Name and Venue of Conference: IEEE 56th Vehicular Technology Conference, 2002(VTC 2002-Fall)
Name and Venue of Event: Vancouver, Canada
Rose publication type: Conference contribution
Sponsorship: The authors wish to acknowledge the financial support from the EPSRC and QinetiQ, grant no. 003011875.
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- conformal antennas
- antenna radiation patterns
- monopole antenna arrays
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