Design of Antenna Conformal to V-shaped Tail of UAV Based on the Method of Characteristic Modes

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

Proceedings: EuCAP 2009

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Obeidat, Khaled; Rojas, Roberto G.; Raines, Bryan (The Ohio State University ElectroScience Laboratory, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Columbus, OH 43212, USA)

The method of Characteristic Modes is used to design a vertically polarized communications antenna conformal to the V-shaped tail of a small UAV. The antenna must operate in the band from 50 to 90 MHz and must be Omni-Directional. This antenna has a vertical dimension of λ/17 at 50 MHz.