Development of UAS design based on wideband antenna architecture

F. Drummond, G. Huff

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An Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) has been developed which is based on an aerodynamically functionalized planar wideband antenna. The antenna utilizes a planar circular dipole metallization scheme. The aerodynamic structure implements a planform similar to the Nutball flier, a hobbyist flight architecture. The resulting codesign achieved a large impedance bandwidth defined by a voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR) less than 2 from 100 MHz to over 2 GHz and omnidirectional dipole-like radiation patterns at the lower frequency region and more directional patterns at higher frequencies. \ 2015 by the authors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)312-324
Number of pages13
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


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