A small size resonant antenna for high power applications

M. Armanious, J. S. Tyo, S. D. Keller, M. C. Skipper, M. D. Abdalla, L. L. Altgilbers

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One way of designing high power mesoband sources uses a wideband source to drive a self-resonant antenna. A self-breakdown switch is used to discharge the antenna after charging it to the breakdown voltage of the switch. The antenna resonates at its quarter wavelength. In many high applications it is advantageous to: reduce the size of such source for a given resonance frequency, and increase the number of the radiated cycles after each switch closure. In the paper, we propose a new design for a conical helix antenna that help in achieving these two goals. Numerical simulations are used to compare the radiated far-field from our new design to those from conical helix and biconical designs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424495634
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (APSURSI)/USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting 2011 - Spokane, United States of America
Duration: 3 Jul 20118 Jul 2011

Publication series

NameIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest)
ISSN (Print)1522-3965


ConferenceIEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (APSURSI)/USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting 2011
Abbreviated titleAPSURSI 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
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