The article is discussing the final design of a VHF communication antenna integrated in a composite winglet of the EV-55 small transport aircraft. The antenna is designed to operate in the VHF band reserved for civil aviation, 117.975 – 137 MHz with optimal VSWR below 2.5. Compared with a standard vertically polarized monopole antenna, the radiation pattern in the horizontal plane shall not be down more than 6 dB and vary more than 6 dB [2].

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[1] Advanced Concepts for AeroStructures with Integrated Antennas and Sensors (ACASIAS), http://www.acasias-project.eu/

[2] RTCA DO-186B, Minimum Operational Performance Standards (MOPS) for Airborne Radio Communications Equipment Operating Within the Radio Frequency range 117.975 – 137.000 MHz

[3] M. Martínez-Vázquez, J. Balcells-Ventura, Z. Řezníček, K. Gonet, S. Steeger, P. Vrchota, V. Lungaho, VHF notch antenna integrated in an aircraft winglet, submitted to IEEE Antennas & Propagation Society Symposium, Atlanta, US, 2019.R.

[4] A. Burberry, VHF and UHF antennas, IEE Electromagnetic series 36, Peter Peregrinus, 1992.

[5] SAE ARP5412A, Aircraft Lightning Environment and Related Test Waveforms, 2004

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Published on 15/02/21
Accepted on 15/02/21
Submitted on 15/02/21

DOI: 10.23967/emus.2020.010
Licence: CC BY-NC-SA license

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