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UWB Antenna Characterization and Optimization Methodologies

  • Glen R. Salo
  • John S. Gwynne

Abstract

This paper presents a set of UWB (Ultra-WideBand) antenna performance metrics that have proven to be extremely beneficial at characterizing, and hence, optimizing, both dispersive and non-dispersive UWB antennas for a variety of applications. The UWB antenna performance metrics presented herein are based on a normalization procedure that emphasizes changes in the radiation pattern as a function of frequency, time, angle, and polarization. These performance metrics provide a natural and understandable method to characterize UWB antenna performance and valuable insight into the radiation mechanisms within the antenna.

Keywords

Performance Metrics Pattern Function Optimization Methodology Center Ofrotation Antenna Performance 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Glen R. Salo
    • 1
  • John S. Gwynne
    • 2
  1. 1.Mission Research CorporationSt. Louis
  2. 2.Gwynne Mission Research CorporationDayton

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