Ultrawideband time-delay steered UHF dipole linear array antenna
October 15, 2013
An ultrawideband fixed time-delay steered UHF dipole array antenna has been developed for coverage in the 300 to 450 MHz frequency range for communications or radar applications. The antenna utilizes a parasitically-tuned dipole array for linear polarization and is mounted over a ground plane. Numerical electromagnetic simulations were used to analyze and optimize the antenna parameters prior to fabrication. Measurements of the prototype antenna in an anechoic chamber demonstrate the antenna's reflection coefficient and radiation gain pattern performance.