Analysis of tapered IDG antennas in finite ground planes

A. B. Hannigan, S. R. Pennock, P. R. Shepherd

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This paper describes the development of a new theoretical method for the analysis of tapered Inset Dielectric Guide (IDG) antennas in finite ground planes. For the first time, a complete estimate of the aperture and ground plane fields has been constructed. Results are presented for three different representations of the ground plane fields. Calculated radiation patterns compare favourably with experimental values, and demonstrate improvements upon predictions made by existing techniques. The polarisation properties of IDG are such that it is particularly suited to antenna applications. This paper includes a theoretical investigation into the possibility of using the tapered IDG antenna with a dual polarised feed.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 9 Oct 1998
Event1998 28th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 1998 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 5 Oct 19989 Oct 1998


Conference1998 28th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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