Accession Number : AD0781181

Title :   Research on Broadband Antenna Systems.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Sep 72-31 Jan 74,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s) : Dyson,John D. ; Ore,Fred R. ; Johnson,Medford D.

Report Date : 25 MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 82

Abstract : A computer-aided technique was developed for the design of matching networks that are adaptive, in the sense that the network can be controlled by a change in one or more voltages. These control voltages are automatically varied with a change in the frequency of operation, over wide bandwidths, in such a manner that the match between a complex impedance load and source can be improved over that obtainable with a fixed passive network. A small diameter, slow-wave, conical helix antenna was designed that provides essentially axially directed radiation. The matching technique has been applied to the design of an adaptive network for this antenna with excellent results over a bandwidth from 150 to 223 MHz.

Descriptors :   *Antennas, Broadband, Matching, Networks, Adaptive systems, Conical antennas, Helical antennas, Spiral antennas, Slow wave circuits, Impedance matching, Very high frequency

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE