A new type of linear array is proposed which utilises annular slot antennas operating in the 'DC' mode. These conformal elements are electrically-small and have wire-monopole-like radiation patterns. A thorough analysis of this array's performance is provided, with a comparison against the performance of an equivalent wire monopole array given at each stage. It is shown that, overall, the characteristics of the conformal, electrically-small, annular-slot array are very similar to that of the wire monopole array, with only a small decrease in gain and a significant decrease in mutual coupling being reported.
Publisher: Institute of Electrical Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Name and Venue of Conference: IEEE 56th Vehicular Technology Conference, 2002(VTC 2002-Fall)
Name and Venue of Event: Vancouver, Canada
Rose publication type: Conference contribution
Sponsorship: The authors wish to acknowledge the financial support from the EPSRC and QinetiQ, grant no. 003011875.
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- conformal antennas, antenna radiation patterns, monopole antenna arrays, mobile handsets
56th Vehicular Technology Conference 2002 (VTC 2002-Fall)
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