Reduced-Height, Wide Bandwidth Array of Doubly-Mirrored Balanced Antipodal Vivaldi Antenna with Magnetic Slot (DmBAVA-MAS)

Primary Inventors: 
Description: 

A number of modifications to the geometry of a conventional Balanced Antipodal Vivaldi Antenna (cBAVA) were made to improve performance.    This design also incorporates modular construction to improve manufacturability and facilitate replacement of defective portions of the phased array. 

Applications: 
  • Military and civilian markets
  • Internet access in the sky
  • Wide-scan, multi-beam, interlink-satellites
  • Ad-hoc networking for high quality voice communications
  • High speed, real-time mobile-multimedia applications
  • Meteorological radar
  • Microwave and mmWave imaging systems
Advantages: 
  • Reduced-height
  • More than octave bandwidth
  • Wide-scan angle
  • Modular construction
  • Doubly-mirrored BAVA with magnetic slots (DmBAVA-MAS), and
  • Both single and dual polarized array implementations are possible
Licensing Status: 
Available for Licensing and/or Research Collaboration
Patent Status: 

Patent Pending

Docket: 
UMA 06-18
For More Information: 

Michael Jaremchuk
Senior Licensing Officer
Commercial Ventures and Intellectual Property

Phone: 413-577-6121
E-mail: jaremchuk@research.umass.edu