3D folded loop UAV antenna design

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    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.

    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
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityBoston
    Period18/06/1820/06/18

    Publication forum classification

    • Publication forum level 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Theoretical Computer Science
    • Computer Science(all)

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