Continued from Part 2. Here we discuss basics of antenna design.
Antenna design begins by understanding your transmission requirements. You need to know the wavelength / frequency of the signal for the antenna, before beginning work on antenna design. The next step is understanding the antenna type that would suit your application. Moreover certain applications would require several antenna and this may cause a confusion for novices.
A list of currently used antennas
A detailed list of antennas has been mentioned below for your reference. This list is being further updated on a regular basis.
|Monopole Antenna||Helical Antenna||Log-Periodic Dipole|
|Dipole Antenna||Yagi-Uda||Slot Antenna|
|Short-Dipole||Spiral Antenna||Cavity-Backed Slot|
|Half-wave dipole||Corner Reflector||Horn Antenna|
|Broadband Dipole||Parabolic Reflector||Vivaldi Antenna|
|Folded Dipole||Microstrip patch||Slotted Waveguide|
|Loop Antenna||Planar Inverted-F||Inverted-F|
|Cloverleaf Antenna||Bow-Tie||Antenna in wearables|
Parameters in Antenna Design
Any RF antenna consists of capacitive and inductive components in it’s design. Hence this calls for tuning between the two. This brings in a resonance point into the picture. You might be familiar with the relation between capacitance and inductance in tank circuits