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These websites contain information relating to the design of antennas. There is a variety of design notes, design service providers, and some design software. Please consider RF Cafe advertisers first, since they make this resource possible.
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2.4GHz Broadband Helical Antenna
Concise instructions on making a broadband helical antenna for 2.4GHz use, by Jason Hecker.
2.4Ghz Vertical Collinear Antenna for 802.11 Applications
By Brian Oblivion and Capt.Kaboom modified by Richard A Wenner.
802.11b Homebrew WiFi Antenna Shootout
By Gregory Rehm.
AC6V's Homebrew Antenna Links
Numerous links for antenna theory & basics.
Antennas Application Note
From N6CA, ham-radio.com.
Antennas: Design, Application, and Performance
Application note from Linx Technologies.
Antenna Design Freeware Page
Antenna Design Tutorial
Application note from Micrel, by Tom Yestrebsky.
Overview, summary, tutorial about the basics of an antenna diplexer or RF diplexer used for purposes including enabling a single RF antenna to be used by multiple transmitters. From radioelectronics.com.
Antenna Directivity and Gain
Overview, summary, tutorial about the basics of RF antenna directivity 9aerial directivity) and gain including isotropic radiators, polar diagrams and antenna dBi figures and antenna dBd figures. From radioelectronics.com.
Information about wire antennas as well as directional beams, from The Elmer HAMlet.
Antenna Feed Impedance
Overview, summary, tutorial about RF antenna or aerial feed impedance and the importance of matching RF antennas to feeders. Radiation resistance, loss resistance, and efficiency are also detailed. From radioelectronics.com.
Antenna Polarization Control
By Seavey Engineering Associates.
Antenna Polarisation or Polarization
Overview, summary, tutorial about RF antenna or aerial polarisation and the effect polarization has on RF antennas and radio communications. From radioelectronics.com.
Antenna Resonance and Bandwidth
Overview, summary, tutorial about antenna or aerial resonance and badwidth and the impact of RF antenna resonance and bandwidth on radio communication systems. From radioelectronics.com.
Links to antenna design software Compiled By AC6V.
ANTENNAS: Some Rules of Thumb for Beginners Guidelines by James R. Duffey KK6MC/5.
A source of knowledge for learning about and understanding antennas. The goal is to present a comprehensive tutorial on antennas. This website will strive to make antennas understandable, without unnecessary complexity.
Provides a central place for everyone to readily discuss their experiences with problems and/or successes in this field of radio signals.
Automated Antenna DesignEvolved antenna technology from NASA.
Antenna application notes from Orban Microwave Products.
Bluetooth Antenna Modeling Using Micro-Stripes
By David Johns Scott Leslie, GE Plastics.
Cockroaches Inspire Robot Antenna Design
Article from National Geographic News, by Stefan Lovgren.
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Electromagnetic Waves and Antenna Basics
An overview, summary, tutorial about the basics of electromagnetic waves and the way in which they affect RF antenna and RF antenna design. From radioelectronics.com.
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HF Antenna Design Notes
Technical Application Report from Texas Instruments.
How To Build A Tin Can Waveguide WiFi Antenna
For 802.11(b or g) Wireless Networks or other 2.4GHz Applications, by Gregory Rehm.
Human-Guided Antenna Design
This project is a joint effort between MERL Technology and Research Laboratories in collaboration with Johosoken and with sponsorship from Denshihon.
ISM-Band and Short Range Device Antennas
This application report discusses antenna fundamentals and the various types of antennas used for short range devices. Fundamentals are presented along with practical design principals. From Texas Instruments.
J-Pole Antenna Design
Design your own J Pole for any band, includes a calculator.
Log Periodic Antenna
A Java applet which calculates the dimensions and spacings of the elements needed to build a log periodic antenna, given tao, sigma and the lower and upper cutoff frequencies.
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Instructional article by Radio Works.
A Microstrip Edge-Fed Patch Antenna with Inset Feed
Application note from Sonnet.
Miniaturized Antenna Design for MIMO Communication Systems
By Wireless Networking and Communications Group (WNCG).
Multi-Pitch, Multi-Band Helical Antenna
By SooLiam Ooi, Motorola Florida Corporate Research Lab.
N4UJW Antenna Design Lab
Antenna project contributions from all over the world - HF, VHF, UHF and more.
New Helix Antenna Design for the Mars Observer Experiment
By Mike Cook - AF9Y.
The Quagi Antenna Turns 30
By Wayne Overbeck, N6NB.
Simple Gain Antennas for the Beginner
From ARRL, by Doug DeMaw, W1FB.
Smart Antenna Design
Antenna Diversity from Ansoft.
Standard Antenna Terms and Related Formulas
From A.R.A. Antenna Research.
Stretching the Limit of Embedded Antenna Design
By Kerry Greer, Wireless Design and Development.
Useful Antenna Design Formulas
From Seavey Engineering Associates.
V / UHF Antenna Design
Application note from INGECOM.
Yagi Antenna Design
Experiment with Yagi designs on your computer with YagiCad.