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BROAD BAND HALF VIVALDI ANTENNAS AND FEED METHODS

United States Patent Application

20170207546
A1
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A single Vivaldi antenna plate (half Vivaldi antenna) over a ground plane can be used to achieve a 50-ohm impedance, or two or more single plates over a ground plane to achieve other impedances. Unbalanced 50-ohm transmission lines, e.g., coaxial cables, can be used to directly feed the antenna.
Benzel, David M. (Livermore, CA), Twogood, Richard E. (San Diego, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC. (Livermore CA)
15/ 476,686
March 31, 2017
[0002] Statement Regarding Federally Sponsored Research or Development [0003] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.