A small size resonant antenna for high power applications

  title={A small size resonant antenna for high power applications},
  author={Miena M. H. Armanious and J. Scott Tyo and Steven D. Keller and M. C. Skipper and M. D. Abdalla and L. L. Altgilbers},
  journal={2011 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (APSURSI)},
One way of designing high power mesoband sources uses a wideband source to drive a self-resonant antenna. A self-breakdown switch is used to discharge the antenna after charging it to the breakdown voltage of the switch. The antenna resonates at its quarter wavelength. In many high applications it is advantageous to: reduce the size of such source for a given resonance frequency, and increase the number of the radiated cycles after each switch closure. In the paper, we propose a new design for… CONTINUE READING