IEEE Santa Clara Valley APS Chapter


    Welcome to the SCV-APS web site. Meetings are now being scheduled for the summer and fall. We welcome suggestions for topics and speakers for future meetings.

Upcoming Events

Next Meeting:

Joint Meeting with the 50Mhz and Up Group and the Microwave Theory and Techniques Section
Food and drinks will be available at 6:30 PM, Thursday April 6, 2017 with the talk beginning at 7:00 PM at Texas Instruments Building E, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara, CA 95051.

The speaker will be Jeffrey Pawlan. The title of his presentation is “Horizontally Polarized Antennas for Microwave Bands using a Waveguide Structure with an Array of Slot Pairs”

This talk will begin with the fundamentals of slotted waveguide antennas. A method of approximate design will be shown using an equivalent of standard shunt connected series resonant networks. This talk will concentrate on how to achieve a truly omnidirectional radiation pattern in the azimuth plane. Methods for improving the pattern will be described after giving the electromagnetic explanation why customary slotted waveguide beacon antennas have poor patterns. Several new mechanical realizations will be shown.


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