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Tuning tabs for a microstrip antenna

  • US Patent No. 6946999
  • Issued: September 20, 2005
  • Status: Expired
Communications

A microstrip antenna which includes eight tuning tabs for tuning the antenna frequency of the microstrip antenna. The antenna is designed to operate around 430 MHz with a tuning step size of approximately 1.5 MHz. The eight tuning tabs allow the antenna to be tuned from a center frequency of 427.2 MHz when all eight tuning tabs are connected to the cooper radiating or antenna element of the antenna incrementally to a center frequency of 439.3768 MHz when the eight tuning tabs are disconnected from the cooper antenna element.

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