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Title: Superluminal antenna

A superluminal antenna element integrates a balun element to better impedance match an input cable or waveguide to a dielectric radiator element, thus preventing stray reflections and consequent undesirable radiation. For example, a dielectric housing material can be used that has a cutout area. A cable can extend into the cutout area. A triangular conductor can function as an impedance transition. An additional cylindrical element functions as a sleeve balun to better impedance match the radiator element to the cable.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1348365
Assignee:
Los Alamos National Laboratory LANL
Patent Number(s):
9,608,330
Application Number:
13/368,200
Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Feb 07
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

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