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A novel antenna design technique using finite element method and transmission line theory

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  • Majid Ostadrahimi,

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    1. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada MB R3T 5V6
    • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada MB R3T 5V6
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  • Sima Noghanian,

    1. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada MB R3T 5V6
    2. Department of Electrical Engineering, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND 58202-7165
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  • Lotfollah Shafai

    1. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada MB R3T 5V6
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Abstract

A combination method is utilized to design eagle feed Vivaldi antenna.The antenna structure is discretized into arbitrary number of sections whose characteristic impedances and their corresponding dimensions are evaluated using transmission line theory and finite element method, respectively. The proposed antenna is compared with two classical designs, theoretically and experimentally. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Microwave Opt Technol Lett 54:126–133, 2012; View this article online at wileyonlinelibrary.com. DOI 10.1002/mop.26516

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