In this thesis the focus was on the design, fabrication, and tests of the feeding networks individually and within an array system. The array feeding network is a corporate-fed type utilizing equal-split, stepped-multiple sections of the conventional Wilkinson power divider in microstrip form with a unique topology. The feeding network was specifically designed for a broadside relatively small linearly-polarized wideband UHF non-scanning array for directed power applications that uses an array radiator with a new volumetric ribcage dipole configuration. The array has a large impedance bandwidth and consistent front lobe gain over the wide frequency band. Theoretical and experimental results describing the performance of the array feeding network and the array are presented and discussed.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Electrical & Computer Engineering
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Harty, Daniel D., "Novel Design of a Wideband Ribcage-Dipole Array and its Feeding Network" (2011). Masters Theses (All Theses, All Years). 98.
volumetric dipole, Wilkinson power divider, feeding network, wideband dipole array