Ultrawide Band Sources and Antennas: Present Technology, Future Challenges

  • W. D. Prather
  • C. E. Baum
  • F. J. Agee
  • J. P. O’Loughlin
  • D. W. Scholfield
  • J. W. Burger
  • J. Hull
  • J. S. H. Schoenberg
  • R. Copeland


Ultrawide Band (UWB) sources and antennas are of interest for a variety of potential applications that range from transient radar systems to high power jammers and communications systems. As a result, research efforts into sources and antennas for the production of high power UWB energy has made significant progress in the past 6 to 8 years. The development of high pressure gas switching technology has made steady progress in recent years as has the solid state technology. Recent research in high voltage insulating oil has made significant strides, and developments in stacked Blumlein technology are opening up new possibilities for compact, high power UWB devices. Significant progress has also been made in UWB transient antennas and lenses, due in large part to the solid technical foundation which was laid down in the early 90’s by C.E. Baum and others [1, 2, 3].


Mode Convertor High Pressure Hydrogen Solid State Technology Lateral Switch Resonant Stub 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. D. Prather
    • 1
  • C. E. Baum
    • 1
  • F. J. Agee
    • 1
  • J. P. O’Loughlin
    • 1
  • D. W. Scholfield
    • 1
  • J. W. Burger
    • 1
  • J. Hull
    • 1
  • J. S. H. Schoenberg
    • 1
  • R. Copeland
    • 1
  1. 1.Phillips LaboratoryKirtland AFBUSA

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