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International Journal of Sensors, Wireless Communications and Control


ISSN (Print): 2210-3279
ISSN (Online): 2210-3287

Research Article

Improved Characteristics of Antipodal Vivaldi Antenna for UWBRADAR Applications

Author(s): Djalal Ziani Kerarti* and Fatima Zahra Marouf

Volume 9, Issue 2, 2019

Page: [287 - 294] Pages: 8

DOI: 10.2174/2210327908666181102124552

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Background & Objective: In this paper, a simple design of antipodal Vivaldi antenna for ultra-wideband Radar applications is presented.

Methods: The antenna provided to operate across the entire UWB spectrum sins it covers a very wide frequency band from 2.43 up to 13 GHz with better return loss characteristics. In addition, the antenna offers high and flat gain in this band. The numerical designs of the antennas have been performed by using the commercially available software CST MW, which it’s printed on Taconic substrate with a dielectric constant of 4.5 and thickness 1.6 mm.

Results and Conclusion: The antenna has a compact dimension of 40 × 50 mm2 achieve satisfactory impedance matching and radiation efficiency.

Keywords: Antipodal Vivaldi Antenna (AVA), detection, dimension, Finite Integrate Technique (FIT), radar, Ultra-Wideband Antennas (UWB).

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