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Comparison of an electrically-small planar antenna array with a conventional monopole array

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)596 - 600
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE 56th Vehicular Technology Conference, 2002 (VTC 2002-Fall)
StatePublished - Sep 2002
Event56th Vehicular Technology Conference 2002 (VTC 2002-Fall) - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 1 Sep 2002 → …


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.

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ISBN: 0780374673 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. Terms of use: Copyright © 2002 IEEE. Reprinted from IEEE 56th Vehicular Technology Conference, 2002 (VTC Fall-2002). This material is posted here with permission of the IEEE. Such permission of the IEEE does not in any way imply IEEE endorsement of any of the University of Bristol's products or services. Internal or personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution must be obtained from the IEEE by writing to By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it.

    Research areas

  • conformal antennas, antenna radiation patterns, monopole antenna arrays, mobile handsets


56th Vehicular Technology Conference 2002 (VTC 2002-Fall)

Duration1 Sep 2002 → …

Event: Conference

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