Log-Periodic Antenna

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log-periodic antenna

[′läg ‚pir·ē¦ad·ik an′ten·ə]
A broad-band antenna which consists of a sheet of metal with two wedge-shaped cutouts, each with teeth cut into its radii along circular arcs; characteristics are repeated at a number of frequencies that are equally spaced on a logarithmic scale.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Log-Periodic Antenna


a type of a frequency-independent antenna with periodic repetition of the ratios of the characteristic dimensions of the adjoining components. The repetition obeys a logarithmic law in such a way that the ratio between the wavelength of the electromagnetic oscillations being radiated and the characteristic dimensions of the excited part of the antenna remains virtually constant over a wide frequency range.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Furthermore, note that the extracted poles of the use of the commercial off-the-shelf log-periodic antenna whose bandwidth was not ultra-wideband were almost identical to those of the bow-tie and Vivaldi antennas which were designed for the particular purpose when performing the STMPM with filtering the antenna effects.
The company also highlighted its latest antenna offering-- the AT700M12G wideband trapezoidal log-periodic antenna (Figure 1), which operates from 700 MHz to 11 GHz.
While referring to broad-band antenna, from low frequency to ultra-high frequency, there are common antennas used for compromising emanation eavesdropping, e.g., active monopole antenna works in the bandwidth at 100 Hz ~ 30 MHz; bi-conical antenna at 30 MHz ~ 300 MHz; log-periodic antenna at 200 MHz ~ 1000 MHz, and discone antenna at 200 MHz ~ 1300 MHz.
The lower frequency band uses a biconical antenna while the higher frequency band uses a log-periodic antenna (although the range from 30 to 1000 MHz can also be handled with a single broadband antenna).
The company also will highlight its latest antenna offering--the AT700M12G wideband trapezoidal log-periodic antenna (Figure 2), which operates from 700 MHz to 11 GHz.
The measurements were performed with a generator, broadband amplifier, log-periodic antenna and electric field meter, as shown in Figure 8.
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And it determines the polarization direction of the log-periodic antenna composed of the treelike fractal dipole is also in y direction.
The log-periodic part of the AC-220 is 37" long x 22" wide, approximately the same size as the company's Model AL-100, a log-periodic antenna covering 300 MHz to 1 GHz.
The harmonic mixer consists of a back-to-back Schottky-barrier diode chip placed at the apex of a wideband log-periodic antenna, as shown in Figure 2.
The FCC recommends a log-periodic antenna below 960 MHz although other types of measurement antennas such as biconicals may be used.