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2009-08-19
Design and Optimization of Compact Balanced Antipodal Vivaldi Antenna
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Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 9, 183-192, 2009
Abstract
In this paper, the conformal finite-difference time-domain (CFDTD) method using PSO optimization is applied to design a compact directive balanced antipodal Vivaldi antenna for ultra-wideband (UWB) applications. This paper demonstrates miniaturized antipodal Vivaldi antenna (32 × 35 × 1.6 mm3), having low-cross polarization levels and reasonable gain from 3.1 to 10.6 GHz. The antenna peak gain is 5.25 dBi in the specified band. The simulated and experimental results of return loss, far field patterns and gain are presented.
Citation
Farid Jolani Gholamreza R. Dadashzadeh Mohammad Naser-Moghadasi Abdolmehdi Dadgarpour , "Design and Optimization of Compact Balanced Antipodal Vivaldi Antenna," Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 9, 183-192, 2009.
doi:10.2528/PIERC09071510
http://www.jpier.org/PIERC/pier.php?paper=09071510
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