Conformal Lightweight Antenna Structures for Aeronautical Communication Technologies

Abstract: This project is to develop antennas which enable beyond line of sight (BLOS) command and control for UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles). We will take advantage of newly assigned provisional Ku-band spectrum for UAVs and use unique antenna designs to avoid interference with ground systems. This will involve designing antennas with high isotropic effective radiated power (EIRP) and ultra-low sidelobes. The antennas will be made with polymer aerogel as a substrate to both reduce weight and improve …

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