Structural Antennas for 3cm Radar Onboard Multi-Rotor UAV

Gray, D. and Le Kernec, J. (2018) Structural Antennas for 3cm Radar Onboard Multi-Rotor UAV. In: RADAR 2017: International Conference on Radar Systems, Belfast, UK, 23-26 Oct 2017, ISBN 9781785616730 (doi: 10.1049/cp.2017.0394)

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A series of 3cm amateur band radar antennas suitable for installation on a cinematic grade multi-rotor UAV were considered. A wideband open waveguide mouth antenna was developed that can be made from the existing arms of a multi-rotor UAV without any increase in weight for side-looking wall detection ranging radar. For downward looking radio altimeter, cutting slots in the arms to form slotted waveguide antennas was shown in simulation to be possible both in terms of covering the entire 3cm band from 10 to 10.5GHz and without overly weakening the arms as structural members.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Le Kernec, Dr Julien
Authors: Gray, D., and Le Kernec, J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 IEEE
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