A transportable hybrid antenna-transmitter system for the generation of elliptically polarized waves for NVIS propagation research

Ben A. Witvliet, Geert J. Laanstra, Erik van Maanen, Rosa M. Alsina-Pagès, Mark J. Bentum, Cornelis H. Slump, Roel Schiphorst

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Abstract

For empirical research on Near Vertical Incidence Skywave (NVIS) characteristic wave propagation, a beacon transmitter system is needed that can be programmed to emit precisely defined elliptically and circularly polarized waves at high elevation angles. This paper proposes a novel hybrid antenna-transmitter system, a combination of a synchronous dual channel transmitter and a turnstile antenna. The polarization emitted by the turnstile antenna is defined by the power ratio and phase difference of the outputs of the transmitter. Operating frequency is between 3 to 10 MHz. An automated and transportable solution is described, which can be fed by battery or solar power. Power consumption is 5.7 W.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-88-907018-6-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Apr 2016
Event10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2016 - Davos, Switzerland
Duration: 10 Apr 201615 Apr 2016
Conference number: 10
http://www.eucap2016.org/

Conference

Conference10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2016
Abbreviated titleEuCAP
CountrySwitzerland
CityDavos
Period10/04/1615/04/16
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Keywords

  • EWI-27082
  • IR-100679
  • METIS-317226

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Witvliet, B. A., Laanstra, G. J., van Maanen, E., Alsina-Pagès, R. M., Bentum, M. J., Slump, C. H., & Schiphorst, R. (2016). A transportable hybrid antenna-transmitter system for the generation of elliptically polarized waves for NVIS propagation research. In 2016 10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) (pp. 1-5). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/EuCAP.2016.7481549
Witvliet, Ben A. ; Laanstra, Geert J. ; van Maanen, Erik ; Alsina-Pagès, Rosa M. ; Bentum, Mark J. ; Slump, Cornelis H. ; Schiphorst, Roel. / A transportable hybrid antenna-transmitter system for the generation of elliptically polarized waves for NVIS propagation research. 2016 10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP). Piscataway, NJ : IEEE, 2016. pp. 1-5
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A transportable hybrid antenna-transmitter system for the generation of elliptically polarized waves for NVIS propagation research. / Witvliet, Ben A.; Laanstra, Geert J.; van Maanen, Erik; Alsina-Pagès, Rosa M.; Bentum, Mark J.; Slump, Cornelis H.; Schiphorst, Roel.

2016 10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP). Piscataway, NJ : IEEE, 2016. p. 1-5.

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Witvliet BA, Laanstra GJ, van Maanen E, Alsina-Pagès RM, Bentum MJ, Slump CH et al. A transportable hybrid antenna-transmitter system for the generation of elliptically polarized waves for NVIS propagation research. In 2016 10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. 2016. p. 1-5 https://doi.org/10.1109/EuCAP.2016.7481549