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A novel ultrawideband (UWB) antenna, called the Shark antenna, and designed especially for transient applications is proposed in this paper. A Shark antenna array is also conceived in order to obtain a high power UWB pulse radiation source through the frequency band [800 MHz-8 GHz]. For this application, the elementary antenna must be compact, non-dispersive, and the array must have a high transient front to back ratio. The geometry of the Shark antenna and its radiation characteristics are detailed. Moreover, an approach which evaluates the transient front to back ratio of a square array is presented.
Date of Publication: Aug. 2010