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Unfurlable folded-dipole UWB antenna for Mars explorer subsurface sensing
Author(s): Chi-Chih Chen; Jonathan D. Young
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Paper Abstract

A novel but intuitive antenna design to achieve both broad frequency bandwidth as well as good efficiency is presented. This design utilizes unfurlable folded-dipole with its length mechanically tuned to specified operational frequency. Such antenna has been proposed for subsurface sensing on Mars surface and its prototype was built and tested. The test results verified the desired bandwidth and efficiency feature.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 2000
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4084, Eighth International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, (27 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.383572
Show Author Affiliations
Chi-Chih Chen, The Ohio State Univ. (United States)
Jonathan D. Young, The Ohio State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4084:
Eighth International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar
David A. Noon; Glen F. Stickley; Dennis Longstaff, Editor(s)

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