Compact Planar, Omnidirectional, Ultra-wideband Antenna

Trivec Avant / Cobham
2000 – 2001
  • John Molinder

While modern software radio systems are compact and capable of output across a wide frequency range, existing antenna designs capable of transmitting across a wide frequency range in all directions are too wide and unwieldy for many mobile platforms.  Trivec Avant Corporation team has tasked the Harvey Mudd team with designing a compact, planar, and ultra-wideband (225-20000MHz) antenna that radiates omnidirectionally in azimuth.


The Physics Clinic program presents opportunities for students to work on practical projects relevant to industrial work. Students work on teams of 3–5 on a sponsored research or development project.