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United States Patent Application

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A superluminal antenna element integrates a balun element to better impedance match an input cable or waveguide to a dielectric radiator element, thus preventing stray reflections and consequent undesirable radiation. For example, a dielectric housing material can be used that has a cutout area. A cable can extend into the cutout area. A triangular conductor can function as an impedance transition. An additional cylindrical element functions as a sleeve balun to better impedance match the radiator element to the cable.
Singleton, John (Los Alamos, NM), Earley, Lawrence M. (Los Alamos, NM), Krawczyk, Frank L. (Santa Fe, NM), Potter, James M. (Los Alamos, NM), Romero, William P. (Los Alamos, NM), Wang, Zhi-Fu (Los Alamos, NM)
Los Alamos National Security, LLC
13/ 368,200
February 7, 2012
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0001] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.