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Ultra-wideband antipodal vivaldi antenna for radar and microwave imaging application

Shaikh, Faraz Ahmed and Khan, Sheroz and Zaharudin, Zarimin and Zahirul Alam, A. H. M. and Yaacob, Mashkuri and Shahid, Zeeshan and Abdul Rahman, Farah Diyana and Badron, Khairayu (2017) Ultra-wideband antipodal vivaldi antenna for radar and microwave imaging application. In: IEEE 3rd International Conference on Engineering, Technologies and Social Sciences 2017 (ICETSS-2017), 7th-8th August 2017, Bangkok, Thailand. (Unpublished)

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In this an ultra-wideband antipodal Vivaldi antenna among end fire radiation patterns function at UWB (3.1 GHz to 10.6 GHz) frequency range for radar and microwave imaging application is proposed. This article presents the designing of two different types of antipodal Vivaldi antennas. First is conventional and second is modified antipodal Vivaldi antenna. This paper presents a parametric analysis of each antenna. While designing the proposed antennas, originally a conventional antipodal Vivaldi antenna is presented for wide impedance bandwidth performance assessment. Further, the Vivaldi antenna is modified by incorporating corrugations on the edges which results in gain significantly along with increased directivity in the low frequency band. In addition, the antenna offers high gain and flat gain in the operating UWB band. The design and optimization process is carried out using the CST simulation software for performance assessment of parameters of return loss, radiation pattern, directivity and input impedance. Prototypes of two different proposed antennas are fabricated and tested for its return loss and directional pattern.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 3930/60694
Uncontrolled Keywords: UWB; Microwave Imaging; UWB antenna; UWB pulse; CAVA; MAVA; CST
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101 Telecommunication. Including telegraphy, radio, radar, television
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Professor Mashkuri Yaacob
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2018 09:30
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2019 16:55
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/60694

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