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3D folded loop UAV antenna design

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Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWired/Wireless Internet Communications - 16th IFIP WG 6.2 International Conference, WWIC 2018, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages269-281
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783030029302
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIFIP International Conference on Wired/Wireless Internet Communications - Boston, United States
Duration: 18 Jun 201820 Jun 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10866 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

ConferenceIFIP International Conference on Wired/Wireless Internet Communications
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period18/06/1820/06/18

Abstract

Utilization of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), also known as “drones”, has a great potential for many emerging applications, such as delivering the connectivity on-demand, providing services for public safety, or recovering after damage to the communication infrastructure. Notably, nearly any application of drones requires a stable link to the ground control center, yet this functionality is commonly added at the last moment in the design, necessitating compact antenna designs. In this work, we propose a novel electrically small antenna element based on the 3D folded loop topology, which could be easily located inside the UAV airframe, yet still delivering good isolation from the drones own noise sources. The complete manufacturing technique along with corresponding simulations/measurements are presented. Measurements and evaluations show that the proposed antenna design is an option to achieve genuinely isotropic radiation in a small size without sacrificing efficiency.