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We have applied a moment-method-based simulation code to perform a detailed parametric study of the bandwidth, cross-polarization level, and the feed location characteristics of the matched Hilbert antenna. It is shown that a properly chosen off-center near-the-end feed point may provide an approximate 50 /spl Omega/ real input impedance at the fundamental resonant frequency. The role of different iteration orders for Hilbert antennas, approximately matched to the 50 /spl Omega/ line, on the bandwidth and cross-polarization level of such antennas is investigated numerically. As was shown by K.J. Vinoy et al., the radiation patterns resemble those of a linear dipole and, for a fixed-area-matched Hilbert antenna, the resonant frequency can be lowered by increasing the iteration order n. However, for such matched antennas, the bandwidth for VSWR<2 is decreased and the cross-polarization level may be different for the higher iteration-order antennas.
Date of Publication: 2003