Communications antenna for a micro RPV
Jenn, David C.
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The objective of this research was to design a compact lightweight communications antenna for a micro remotely piloted vehicle (MRPV). Based on a computer simulation of four potential antenna configurations it was found that a monopole on a cylindrical end cap provides the lowest voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR) and a nearly hemispherical radiation pattern. The data was generated at frequencies near 1 GHz using two method of moments computational electromagnetic codes: PATCH and NEC-Win.
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