Patent Number: 7,612,729

Title: VHTR TSA for impedance matching method

Abstract: A VHTR TSA For Impedance Matching Method (NC#098835). The method includes providing a first antenna element of a tapered slot antenna pair, providing a second antenna element of the tapered slot antenna pair and operatively coupling the first antenna element and the second antenna element to form the tapered slot antenna pair having a gap height and a TSA thickness having a correlation represented by the following equation: .times..times..times..pi. ##EQU00001## where h=gap height w=TSA thickness z.sub.0=characteristic impedance e.sub.r=dielectric constant of dielectric spacing material V=a constant having a value greater than or equal to 15 and less than or equal to 100. .pi.=ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter.

Inventors: Horner; Rob (San Diego, CA), Cozad; Rod (San Diego, CA), Simonds; Hale (San Diego, CA), Mangra; Robbi (San Diego, CA)

Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy

International Classification: H01Q 13/10 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017