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Helical Beam Antennas for Wide-Band Applications

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1 Author(s)
Kraus, J.D. ; Communications Laboratory, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

The helical beam antenna has inherent broad-band properties. Over a wide frequency band the pattern shape, circularity of polarization, and terminal impedance are relatively stable. Measured performance data are presented for a medium-gain helical beam antenna of optimum dimensions with a bandwidth of about 1.7 to 1. A high-gain broadside array of four such helices is described. Other wide-band applications of helical beam antennas, including omnidirectional types, are also discussed.

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Proceedings of the IRE  (Volume:36 ,  Issue: 10 )