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A microstrip fed printed dipole with an integral balun is disclosed, fabricated upon a planar dielectric substrate by patterning metallizations disposed on the two surfaces of the substrate. In the arrangement, the ground plane of the unbalanced microstrip transmission line is bifurcated by a central slot to form a balanced transmission line coextensive with the slot which becomes a part of the arms of the dipole and which at the same time serves as the ground plane of a continuation of the microstrip feed. A continuation of the strip conductor of the unbalanced microstrip feed having a "J" shaped configuration continues over the bifurcated ground planes and crosses the slot in proximity to the dipole for effecting an efficient unbalanced feed to the balanced dipole. The arrangement has a double tuned characteristic with two available and independent adjustments facilitating reproducable, optimized broadband performance.

Title
Microstrip fed printed dipole with an integral balun
Application Number
6/935030
Publication Number
4825220
Application Date
November 26, 1986
Publication Date
April 25, 1989
Inventor
Daniel F Rees
Camillus
NY, US
Brian J Edward
Jamesville
NY, US
Agent
Fred Jacob
Carl W Baker
Richard V Lang
Assignee
General Electric Company
NY, US
IPC
H01Q 9/28
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