Some Basic Properties of Antennas Associated with Ultrawideband Radiation

  • S. N. Samaddar
  • E. L. Mokole

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to present in a tutorial fashion some of the fundamental properties and characteristics of antenna elements that are responsible for very broadband or ultrawideband (UWB) behavior. Before selecting, designing, or analyzing UWB radiators, one must understand the how and the why of the broadband nature of antenna elements that are thought to be UWB. In an ideal situation, when excited by an UWB input signal, an UWB antenna should be capable of radiating a distortionless and diminutive replica of that signal. Although UWB signals come in two broad classes, temporally short and long pulses like the single-cycle sine and linear FM, respectively, short-pulse signals are sufficient for characterizing UWB antennas.

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Feed Point Rudimentary Horn Short Dipole Biconical Antenna Shaped Antenna 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. N. Samaddar
    • 1
  • E. L. Mokole
    • 1
  1. 1.Radar DivisionNaval Research LaboratoryUSA

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