Thick wire concept applied on a Bi-quad antenna to enlarge the bandwidth

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For a video signal relaying application, a directive antenna element, which will be part of an array, is investigated. The element needs to achieve a bandwidth larger than 15% of the center frequency such that it can cope with environmental conditions like rain, fog, and icing. To be able to achieve such large bandwidth the thick wire concept is applied on a bi-quad antenna. The traditional wire bi-quad antenna is transformed into a planar thick wire variant where a 28% frequency bandwidth is achieved by broadening the copper tracks. Furthermore, the planar configuration is more rigid to be able to cope with mechanical stress during flight.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 14th Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference (LAPC 2018)
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78561-969-4
ISBN (Print)9781785617911
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2018
EventLoughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference 2018, LAPC 2018 - Loughborough, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 Nov 201813 Nov 2018

Publication series

NameIET Conference Publications


ConferenceLoughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference 2018, LAPC 2018
Abbreviated titleLAPC
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Bi-quad antenna
  • Conformal array
  • Planar
  • Polarization diversity
  • Thick wire concept
  • Video relaying


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