Characterization and design methodology for the dual exponentially tapered slot antenna

Marc C. Greenberg, Kathleen L. Virga

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21 Scopus citations

Abstract

Tapered slot antennas are simple planar structures with broadband characteristics that are typically used in arrays for radar applications, mobile satellite communications and phased arrays. Most published work has been limited to the linearly tapered slot and Vivaldi antennas. Very little has been published on the dual exponentially tapered slot antenna (DETSA), originally referred to as a wideband bunny-ear element. In this paper a performance characterization for the DETSA is presented. It has been found that careful design of the DETSA can give improved directivity and half power beamwidth (HPBW) performance over the Vivaldi antenna. Also presented is a method for defining the DETSA dimensions in terms of ratios, so design features of different DETSAs can be quantified and their performance compared.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium
Subtitle of host publicationWireless Technologies and Information Networks, APS 1999 - Held in conjunction with USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages88-91
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)078035639X, 9780780356399
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
Event1999 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 1999 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Jul 11 1999Jul 16 1999

Publication series

NameIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium: Wireless Technologies and Information Networks, APS 1999 - Held in conjunction with USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting
Volume1

Other

Other1999 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 1999
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period7/11/997/16/99

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Instrumentation
  • Radiation

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