This paper presents a new design technique for an axial mode helical antenna array to achieve a gain of 22dBi at 1700MHz for an efficient NOAA-18 HRPT reception. The geometrical parameters for a helical antenna are obtained by Particle Swarm Optimization. Design technique such as introduction of parasitic elements have been adopted and the simulation is done using 4NEC2.
A. Narayanan, R, V. Priya, M, V., K, N., R, J. Surya, and V, M., “Design of Axial Mode Helical Antenna Array for NOAA-18 HRPT Reception at 1700MHz.”, PISER12 Progress In Science and Engineering Research Journal , vol. 02, no. 06, pp. 381-385, 2014.