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Type: Conference paper
Title: Optimized helical monopole antennas for portable VHF communication devices
Author: Zhao, S.
Fumeaux, C.
Coleman, C.
Citation: 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation : Proceedings, July 8–14, 2012, Chicago, Illinois : p. 1-2
Publisher: IEEE
Publisher Place: USA
Issue Date: 2012
Series/Report no.: IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium
ISBN: 9781467304627
ISSN: 1522-3965
Conference Name: IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (2012 : Chicago)
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Shifu Zhao, Christophe Fumeaux and Chris Coleman
Abstract: The helical monopole antenna has been used extensively as compact antenna for portable VHF communication devices. Conventionally, it has a constant pitch and radius along its body, these being chosen to make the antenna resonant at the frequency of interest. By allowing both radius and pitch to vary along the antenna, it is possible to optimize the antenna in terms of efficiency and bandwidth. The current paper investigates the effect of antenna environment upon such optimizations and, in particular, the situation where the VHF antenna is fed against a small radio casing instead of a perfect ground plane. It is shown that the optimization is little affected by such changes to environment and that the optimized designs are robust. The current paper concentrates on optimizations of pitch since helix radius will need to be constrained in the case of a portable radio.
Rights: © 2012 IEEE
RMID: 0020122316
DOI: 10.1109/APS.2012.6349378
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