Aircraft Antennas

Topics discussed: Introduction The Avionic Systems Low Frequency Antennas High Frequency Antennas Very-high Frequency Antennas Unidirectional VHF Antennas Omni directional VHF Antennas Conclusion .

Interaction of the aircraft with the antenna performance characteristics. The environment to which Antenna is exposed. Regulatory requirements. ii. . Safety-of-flight. iii. iv.Introduction • Factors to be considered while designing Aircraft antennas: i.

. • The type of antenna used in a given application will often depend on the size of the airframe relative to the wavelength. • The most important consideration while deciding on the placement of the antenna on the aircraft frame is the safety-of-flight.Introduction • The size and shape of the airframe play a major role in determining the impedance and radiation pattern characteristics of an antenna.

Topics discussed: Introduction The Avionic Systems Low Frequency Antennas High Frequency Antennas Very-high Frequency Antennas Unidirectional VHF Antennas Omni directional VHF Antennas Conclusion .

400 MHz Function Automatic Direction Finding Long Range Communication Communication with Air Traffic Control Instrument Landing System Bearing/Instrument Landing System Civil Aviation Military .152 MHz 224 .76 MHz 75 MHz 108 .118 MHz 118 .The Avionic Systems System Description ADF HF Voice VHF Voice (FM) Marker Beacon VOR/Localizer VHF Voice (AM) UHF Voice Frequency 190 .1750 KHz 3 .25 MHz 30 .

335 MHz 962 .1214 MHz Function Instrument Landing System Navigation Distance and Bearing Traffic Control/Identification Navigation Navigation/Ground Proximity Navigation/Weather Avoidance ATC 1030 .4 GHz 9.2 .375 GHz .The Avionic Systems System Description Glide Path DME/TACAN Frequency 329 .1585 MHz Radar Altimeter Weather Radar 4.4.1090 MHz Transponder/IFF GPS 1525 .

Topics discussed: Introduction The Avionic Systems Low Frequency Antennas High Frequency Antennas Very-high Frequency Antennas Unidirectional VHF Antennas Omni directional VHF Antennas Conclusion .

Low Frequency Antennas .