A crankline array antenna radiating a circularly polarized wave

K. Hirose, H. Nakano

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An array antenna composed of crankline elements is investigated on the basis of the element current distributions determined by the method of moments. A technique of gradually increasing the antenna height above the ground plane is adopted to enhance the gain. It is found both numerically and experimentally that a gain of approximately 30 dB is obtained with an axial ratio of less than 3 dB over a frequency bandwidth of 2.5%.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Array antennas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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