A wideband axially symmetric antenna design fabricated with additive and subtractive methods

Micah D. Gregory, John A. Easum, Douglas H. Werner

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Abstract

An antenna design technique that makes use of axial symmetry to realize efficient wideband or multiband operation is presented. The antenna is created by optimizing a two-dimensional profile using a global optimization strategy such as the Covariance Matrix Adaptation Evolutionary Strategy (CMA-ES) and sweeping the curve around an axis to form a solid body of revolution. A method-of-moments simulation tool is used to characterize the candidate antenna solutions according to the user-defined cost function. An ultra-wideband example antenna is optimized here to illustrate the design capability. The design is fabricated using 3D printing and lathe-based manufacturing methods and tested to verify predicted performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2016 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages813-814
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781509028863
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 25 2016
Event2016 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2016 - Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Duration: Jun 26 2016Jul 1 2016

Publication series

Name2016 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2016 - Proceedings

Other

Other2016 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2016
Country/TerritoryPuerto Rico
CityFajardo
Period6/26/167/1/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Radiation
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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