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DESIGN OF A WIDEBAND MONOPULSE ANTENNA USING FOUR CONICAL HELIX ANTENNAS

By H. Gharibi and F. Hojjat-Kashani

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Abstract:
A novel S-band monopulse antenna with four conical helix antennas on a microstrip substrate comparator is designed, fabricated and measured. Conical helix antenna height is 3λ, and comparator size is 130mm×150mm. The bandwidth (SWR <2 dB) of the antenna is 21.3% with an operating frequency range of 2.7 GHz-3.35 GHz. The maximum gain of the sum pattern is 17.4 dB, and the null depths of the difference pattern are less than -30 dB.

Citation:
H. Gharibi and F. Hojjat-Kashani, "Design of a Wideband Monopulse Antenna Using Four Conical Helix Antennas," Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 29, 25-33, 2012.
doi:10.2528/PIERL11111106

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