Developing a Compact, Planar, Ultra-Wideband Antenna
- Trivec Avant Corporation, a COBHAM Company
- 2013 – 2014
- John Molinder
Most antennas with wideband range and high directionality are three dimensional in shape, with spiral and bicone antenna geometries as notably useful and common examples. A three-dimensional shape makes antennas non-ideal for aerospace applications. Trivec Avant asked the Clinic team to develop a planar, ultra-wideband antenna (225 MHz–2000 MHz) with return loss below –5 dB and directivity at azimuth above –6 dBi across the entire frequency band.