Circular Polarized Spiral Antenna with coverage from 800MHz to 6GHz+. Antenna is supplied with suction mounts for easy mounting.Designed by Hex and Flex in United Kingdom
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This is an Ultra-wideband Log Spiral Antenna with a main frequency range of 800MHz to ~6GHz and beyond. The antenna is low-gain(omni-directional) circularly polarised. It is provided with an SMA connector and suction mounts for attachment to RF transparent surfaces such as glass.
The larger version of this antenna has been professionally measured by Antenna Test Lab in their 3D Anechoic Chamber.
Data presented here(except VSWR) is from the larger antenna. The antenna as simulated in OpenEMS It is expected that this antenna will have similar performance.
Dimensions :- 160mm x 113mm (6.3″ x 4.5″).
|200MHz to 480MHz||<3:1||not measured||not measured|
|400MHz to 2GHz||<2:1||0dBic to 4dBic||CP / < 10dB|
|900MHz to 3GHz||<1.5:1||-2dBic to 4dBic||CP / < 5dB|
|3GHz to 4GHz||<1.5:1||-4dBic to 0dBic||CP / < 5dB|
|4GHz to 5.8GHz+||<1.5:1||-7dBic to -1dBic||CP / < 9dB|
The antenna provides Left-Hand Circular Polarization in one broadside direction and Right-Hand Circular Polarization in the opposite direction. Marking is provided on each side of the antenna to show the direction of polarizations radiated in that direction. The animation below shows the azimuth beam pattern over frequency.
RHCP/LHCP Antenna Pattern Swept from 300MHz to 6GHz
This antenna is suitable for a wide range of applications. The supplied suction mounts make it particularly useful for occasions when it is not possible to erect a large outdoor antenna, or where an ad-hoc needs to be setup quickly.
Antenna mounted on window. Smaller antenna also available from my store
Antenna Gain and Axial Ratio
The antenna was designed and simulated in OpenEMS. This is an open source FDTD EM simulator. More info on how it was designed can be found on my blog.
Antenna design blog results
Antenna design blog modelling and simulation
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Erich | Nov. 26, 2019
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