Ultrawideband cavity-backed resistively loaded planar dipole array for ground penetrating radar
October 15, 2013
An ultrawideband (UWB) cavity-backed resistively loaded planar dipole array antenna has been developed for the 100 to 400 MHz frequency range for ground penetrating radar applications. The antenna has been designed with a 3m aperture to perform surveys of a wide swath of ground from a moving vehicle. The performance of the UWB array is quantified by moment method simulations of the electromagnetic field penetration into lossy soil. Integration of the UWB array onto vehicle is discussed.