Compact ultrawideband UHF array antenna for through-wall radar applications

Yu Jiun Ren, Chieh Ping Lai, Pin Heng Chen, Ram M. Narayanan

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Abstract

A compact ultrawideband (UWB) array antenna has been developed for through-wall radar surveillance and tested using a noise radar. The operating frequency is in the UHF range, and the design is based on the concept of future wearable array antennas. The printed elliptical patch antenna element features an available bandwidth of almost 100% (325-1000 MHz) and a compact size of 10.2 × 10.2 × 0.3 cm3 (0.14λL × 0.14λL × 0.004λL). It has useful merits, including vertical polarization and omnidirectional coverage in azimuth plane. A portable eight-element antenna array, with a maximum dimension less than 1.8 m, was subsequently developed for a through-wall noise radar. This small array has been tested with uniform amplitude distributions for the preliminary beamforming evaluation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5345850
Pages (from-to)1302-1305
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
Volume8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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