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Title: Low cost impulse compatible wideband antenna

Abstract

An antenna apparatus and method for building the antenna is disclosed. Impulse signals travel through a feed point of the antenna with respect to a ground plane. A geometric fin structure is connected to the feed point, and through a termination resistance to the ground plane. A geometric ridge structure connected to the ground is positioned with respect to the fin in order to receive and radiate electromagnetic energy from the impulse signal at a predetermined impedance and over a predetermined set of frequencies. The fin and ridge can be either a wire or a planar surface. The fin and ridge may be disposed within a radiation cavity such as a horn. The radiation cavity is constructed of stamped and etched metal sheets bent and then soldered together. The fin and ridge are also formed from metal sheets or wires. The fin is attached to the feed point and then to the cavity through a termination resistance. The ridge is attached to the cavity and disposed with respect to the fin in order to achieve a particular set of antenna characteristics.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [3];  [1];  [1]
  1. Livermore, CA
  2. Tracy, CA
  3. Lathrop, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
874244
Patent Number(s):
6348898
Assignee:
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01Q - ANTENNAS, i.e. RADIO AERIALS
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
cost; impulse; compatible; wideband; antenna; apparatus; method; building; disclosed; signals; travel; feed; ground; plane; geometric; structure; connected; termination; resistance; ridge; positioned; receive; radiate; electromagnetic; energy; signal; predetermined; impedance; set; frequencies; wire; planar; surface; disposed; radiation; cavity; horn; constructed; stamped; etched; metal; sheets; bent; soldered; formed; wires; attached; achieve; characteristics; metal sheet; magnetic energy; pulse signal; /343/

Citation Formats

Rosenbury, Erwin T, Burke, Gerald J, Nelson, Scott D, Stever, Robert D, Governo, George K, and Mullenhoff, Donald J. Low cost impulse compatible wideband antenna. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Rosenbury, Erwin T, Burke, Gerald J, Nelson, Scott D, Stever, Robert D, Governo, George K, & Mullenhoff, Donald J. Low cost impulse compatible wideband antenna. United States.
Rosenbury, Erwin T, Burke, Gerald J, Nelson, Scott D, Stever, Robert D, Governo, George K, and Mullenhoff, Donald J. Tue . "Low cost impulse compatible wideband antenna". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874244.
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abstractNote = {An antenna apparatus and method for building the antenna is disclosed. Impulse signals travel through a feed point of the antenna with respect to a ground plane. A geometric fin structure is connected to the feed point, and through a termination resistance to the ground plane. A geometric ridge structure connected to the ground is positioned with respect to the fin in order to receive and radiate electromagnetic energy from the impulse signal at a predetermined impedance and over a predetermined set of frequencies. The fin and ridge can be either a wire or a planar surface. The fin and ridge may be disposed within a radiation cavity such as a horn. The radiation cavity is constructed of stamped and etched metal sheets bent and then soldered together. The fin and ridge are also formed from metal sheets or wires. The fin is attached to the feed point and then to the cavity through a termination resistance. The ridge is attached to the cavity and disposed with respect to the fin in order to achieve a particular set of antenna characteristics.},
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