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A BRIEF HISTORY OF UWB ANTENNAS Hans Gregory Schantz (h.schantz@ieee.org)
 

Summary: A BRIEF HISTORY OF UWB ANTENNAS
Hans Gregory Schantz (h.schantz@ieee.org)
Next-RF, Inc.
4811Cove Creek Drive
Brownsboro, AL 35741
ABSTRACT
This paper provides a historical overview of ultra-
wideband antennas presenting some of the key advances
at the root of modern designs.
1. INTRODUCTION
"Ultra-wideband" has its roots in the original "spark-gap"
transmitters that pioneered radio technology. This history
is well known and has been well documented in both
professional histories [1-2] and in popular treatments [3].
The development of UWB antennas has not been
subjected to similar scrutiny. As a consequence, designs
have been forgotten and then re-discovered by later
investigators. The present paper aims to fill this void by
offering a brief history of UWB antennas.
2. SPARK GAP DAYS

  

Source: Arslan, Hüseyin - Department of Electrical Engineering, University of South Florida

 

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