UHF SATCOM antenna ground plane height reduction using Ni-Zn magneto-dielectric materials

Frank A. Vassallo, Kate J. Duncan, Orion Boylston, Adam Kratch, Daniel T. Bennett, Juan C. Correa

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Abstract

Conventional cross dipole UHF Satellite Communications (SATCOM) antennas require a fixed height above a ground plane for maximum performance (gain and beam width). Key to antenna miniaturization is to reduce the overall size of the antenna as well as the height of the radiating dipoles above its ground plane. In the following paper, we examine the height reduction and antenna performance using a magneto-dielectric material consisting of Nickel Zinc Ferrite nano particles. Through simulation and measurements, we demonstrate that a standard UHF SATCOM antenna requiring a 9.5″ separation from its radiating element to ground plane will exhibit equal to or better performance when placed 4.5″ above a magneto-dielectric ground plane - a reduction of approximately 50%.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting (Joint with AP-S Symposium), USNC-URSI 2016 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages93-94
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781509028528
ISBN (Print)9781509028528
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Oct 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event2016 USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting (Joint with AP-S Symposium), USNC-URSI 2016 - Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Duration: 26 Jun 20161 Jul 2016

Publication series

Name2016 USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting (Joint with AP-S Symposium), USNC-URSI 2016 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2016 USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting (Joint with AP-S Symposium), USNC-URSI 2016
Country/TerritoryPuerto Rico
CityFajardo
Period26/6/161/7/16

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2016 IEEE.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Instrumentation

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