Accession Number : ADD003296

Title :   Diagonally Fed Electric Microstrip Dipole Antenna.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Kaloi,Cyril M

Report Date : 05 Oct 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The patent relates to a diagonally fed electric microstrip dipole antenna consisting of a thin electrically conducting, rectangular-shaped element formed on one surface of a dielectric substrate, the ground plane being on the opposite surface. The length of the element determines the resonant frequency. The feed point is located along the diagonal with respect to the antenna length and width, and the input impedance can be varied to match any source impedance by moving the feed point along the diagonal line of the antenna without affecting the radiation pattern. The antenna bandwidth increases with the width of the element and spacing between the element and ground plane. Singularly fed circular polarization is easily obtained with this antenna.

Descriptors :   *Dipole antennas, *Patents, Strip transmission lines, Conformal structures, Antenna feeds, Antenna radiation patterns, Low drag, Laminates, Antenna arrays, Isotropism, Impedance matching

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE