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A new type of linear array is proposed which utilises annular slot antennas operating in the 'DC' mode. These conformal elements are electrically-small and have wire-monopole-like radiation patterns. A thorough analysis of this array's performance is provided, with a comparison against the performance of an equivalent wire monopole array given at each stage. It is shown that, overall, the characteristics of the conformal, electrically-small, annular-slot array are very similar to that of the wire monopole array, with only a small decrease in gain and a significant decrease in mutual coupling being reported.
Vehicular Technology Conference, 2002. Proceedings. VTC 2002-Fall. 2002 IEEE 56th (Volume:1 )
Date of Conference: 2002