Dual-band GPS antenna with horizontal polarization

Patent Number: 10,290,950
Issued: 5/14/2019
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Abstract: An antenna array is described herein that is suitable for dual-band GPS reception. The antenna array includes a plurality of dipole antennas arranged in a circular pattern. The antenna array further includes a feed network, separated from the dipole antennas by an insulating plate, and that passes electrical signals output by the dipole antennas to a feed line. The feed network comprises a central plate in contact with the feed line, and a plurality of arms aligned with the dipoles and extending from the center plate toward the outer edges of the circular pattern. The arms cross over slots in each of the dipole antennas. Electromagnetic waves that impinge on the dipoles induce signals that travel down the slots in the dipoles and couple to the arms of the feed network where the arms cross over the slots. The signals then travel along the feed network to the feed line.
Filed: 8/23/2017
Application Number: 15/684,560
Related Opportunity: Horizontally Polarized Dual-band GPS Antenna
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Government Interests: STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-NA0003525 awarded by the United States Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. The Government has certain rights in the invention.