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Multiband printed quadrifilar helical antenna

Multiband printed quadrifilar helical antenna

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A simple method for designing and optimising a multiband printed quadrifilar helix antenna is presented. Using multiple arm techniques, a tri-band antenna working in L-band for GPS applications is realised with a good gain and a good circular polarisation. Measured results are presented to validate the concept.

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