Integration of Conformal GPS and VHF/UHF Communication Antennas for Small UAV Applications

Conference: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
03/23/2009 - 03/27/2009 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: EuCAP 2009

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Strojny, Brandan T.; Rojas, Roberto G. (The Ohio State University, Dept. Electrical and Computer Engineering, ElectroScience Laboratory, 1320 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH 43212, USA)

The integration of GPS and VHF/UHF antennas occupying the same physical volume conformal to the tail of a small UAV is presented in this paper. Traditionally each antenna requires its own volume, thus limiting the number of antennas, reducing the UAV functionality. The GPS antenna covers both the L1 and L2 bands while the VHF/UHF antenna can operate from 30 MHz up to 300 MHz.